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Part 1 - Article Components
Answer the following questions regarding the learning targets:
- Is/are the stated learning targets actual learning targets i.e. they state what the reader should know or be able to do after reading the article? _YES
- Is/are the learning target(s) specific? _NO
- Is/are they appropriate and reasonable? (Are they too easy or too difficult for ECI 301 students?) __YES____
- Is/are they observable? (You wouldn't have to look inside the readers head to know if they met this target.) __NO____
- Does the article provide adequate information for readers to achieve these targets? __YES____
Please make a comment about the learning target(s). If you answered "No" to any of the questions above, please explain how the author can improve them.
Comment: For the learning target mentioned, it states the reader should be able to "comprehend some questions" when regarding the information to be learned. I feel that different wording should be used here, because the word choice of "some" is vague, it does not let the reader know what information they should be able to comprehend over other information that is presented. Also, the learning target itself is not very specific because different reader(s) may comprehend the information in different ways, so maybe using a different word like "answer" for the questions may be more appropriate because that may be more observable. In addition, using "answer" for the questions will allow the learning target to be more observable because it will enable the teacher to look at the students' answers to the question(s), allowing to see if the student(s)answered the material adequately.
Grammar and Mechanics Review
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"LEARNING TAREGTS" (THE SPELLING HERE NEEDS TO BE CORRECTED TO "TARGETS"). "To find out how the United States measure poverty go to" (THE MEASURE, SHOULD BE CHANGED TO "MEASURES" TO MAKE THE SENTENCE CORRECT).
The phrase "learned helplessness" refers to the learning or perception of independence between one's behavior and the presentation and/or withdrawal of aversive events, was first studied by Seligman and Maier in 1967(Dweck, C. 1975). (THERE NEEDS TO BE AN "AND" LISTED BEFORE "WAS FIRST STUDIED BY SELIGMAN AND MAIER IN 1967..").
Student mobility is students moving from one school to another for reasons other than being promoted for reasons other than grade promotion.(THIS SENTENCE NEEDS TO BE REWORDED BECAUSE THE WORD "FOR REASONS OTHER THAN" THAT FOLLOW AFTER "PROMOTED" AND BEFORE "GRADE" NEED TO BE REMOVED SO THE SENTENCE IS NOT REPETITIVE.
Some reasons for student mobility are; AND The possible impacts of mobility on students education are significant in that they include;AND Emotional signs include; (NEEDS A COLON INSTEAD OF A SEMICOLON)
What this author found to be of interest is while trying to find some scholarly information on racism and education became a challenge, one that I will continue to research (THIS SENTENCE NEEDS TO BE REWORDED, TO STATE SOMETHING LIKE THE AUTHOR FOUND TRYING TO FIND INFORMATION TO BE BOTH INTERESTING AND A CHALLENGE, BUT FELT ...).
Because racism appears to be the Elephant in the room no one wants to point out.(REWORD-INCOMPLETE SENTENCE).
The term multicultural comes in as a new term for racism as a teacher to be I would like to be more prepared for such a controversial subject.(NEEDS A COMMA AFTER "TEACHER TO BE").
For each source listed in the "References" section of the article, name the type of source (scholarly or popular) and the perspective it provides (research, expert opinion from educator, popular news source, parent organization, personal contact, etc.)
1). American Academy of Child Adolescent Psychiatry. Teens: Alcohol And Other Drugs No. 3: Updated May 2008 Retrieved June 6, 2009 from http://www.aacap.org/cs/root/facts_for_families/teens_alcohol_and_other_drugs (POPULAR-POPULAR NEWS SOURCE)
2). Brooks-Gunn, J., & Duncan, G. J. (1997). The effects of poverty on children. The Future of Children, 7(2), 55-71. Retrieved June 6, 2009 from http://www.futureofchildren.org/usr_doc/vol7no2ART4.pdf (SCHOLARLY-RESEARCH).
3). Dweck, C. (1975, April). The role of expectations and attributions in the alleviation of learned helplessness. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 31(4), 674-685. Retrieved June 5, 2009, doi:10.1037/h0077149 (SCHOLARLY-RESEARCH).
4). Dwyer, K. and Osher, D. (2000). Safeguarding Our Children: An Action Guide. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Departments of Education and Justice, American Institutes for Research. Retrieved June 3, 2009,from http://www.ed.gov/offices/OSERS/OSEP/ActionGuide.(POPULAR-POPULAR NEWS SOURCE).
List the range of publication years for all sources, e.g. 1998-2006: _2008_____ - _2009_______
Answer the following questions about the sources used in the article:
- Did the author CITE at least 5 sources? ______NO____ and use at least 2 scholarly sources? YES______
- Are the citations in APA format? _NO(NOT FOR PARAPHRASING)_____
- Here are two examples of citations in APA format, one for a paraphrase and one for a quotation:
- Constructing a title is both a science and an art, but on one fact all of the experts agree: the title must contain a colon (Lennon, McCartney, Harrison, & Starr, 2007).
- Unfortunately impoverished children are often attending “low-performing schools staffed by ill-equipped teachers” (Murnane, 2007, p. 34).
- Are all the sources listed in APA format in a Reference list labeled "References"? __YES____
- Here is an example of a reference written in APA format:
- Bailey, J., & Barnum, P. (2001). The colon and its rise to prominence in the American circus. Journal of American Punctuation, 34(5), 2-3.
- Taken together do the 5 sources represent a good balance of potential references for this topic? _YES_____
- Does the author consider potential bias in the sources? __YES____
- Are most of the sources current (less than 5 years old)? _YES_____
Please make a comment about the sources. If you answered "No" to any of the questions above, please explain how the author can improve.
ONE MORE SOURCE IS NEEDED FOR THE FIVE REQUIRED..PREFERABLY A SCHOLARLY SOURCE TO ADD TO CREDIBILITY. FOR THE APA FORMAT OF PARAPHRASING WITHIN THE ARTICLE IT NEEDS TO STATE THE AUTHOR'S NAME,YEAR, AND PAGE #).
Multiple Choice Questions
- What does each question assess: knowledge or reasoning (application of knowledge)?
- Question 1 ______KNOWLEDGE_________________
- Question 2 ______KNOWLEDGE_________________
- Question 3 ______KNOWLEDGE_________________
- Question 4 ______KNOWLEDGE_________________
Answer the following questions about the multiple-choice questions.
- Are there 4 multiple-choice questions? ___YES___
- Do they each have four answer choices (A-D)? YES______
- Is there a single correct (not opinion-based) answer for each question? _YES____
- Do the questions assess the learning target? ___YES___
- Are the questions appropriate and reasonable (not too easy and not too difficult)? _YES_____
- Are the foils (the response options that are NOT the answer) reasonable i.e. they are not very obviously incorrect answers? _YES_____
- Are the response options listed in alphabetical order? _YES_____
- Are correct answers provided and listed BELOW all the questions? __YES____
Please make a comment about the multiple-choice questions. If you answered "No" to any of the questions above, please explain how the author can improve the question/s.
TWO REASONING(APPLICATION)QUESTIONS NEED TO BE USED FOR QUESTIONS THREE AND FOUR INSTEAD OF KNOWLEDGE QUESTIONS. USING A SITUATION LIKE "MARIA IS EXHIBITING THESE CHARACTERISTICS..OR JOHN BELIEVES THIS, WHAT MODEL IS HE ADHERING TO?" ARE EXAMPLES OF SOME APPLICATION TYPE QUESTIONS.
Part 2 - Ratings
LIST and EXPLAIN your rating for each of the four criteria.
- I rated this article __4.5_ for importance because I BELIEVE THAT THE INFORMATION PRESENTED IS IMPORTANT FOR THE READER TO KNOW TO UNDERSTAND THE SOCIOLOGICAL AND ECONOMIC INFLUENCES IN SCHOOLS. HOWEVER, I BELIEVE IS A LITTLE MORE INFORMATION WAS EXPANDED ON, THEN THE READER WOULD BE ABLE TO HAVE A WIDER RANGE OF INFORMATION TO RELY ON.
- I rated this article _4.5__ on interest because THE INFORMATION PRESENTED IS INTERESTING. THE DIFFERENT TERMS, PERSPECTIVES AND THEORIES PROVIDE INSIGHT ON THE TOPIC AND MAINTAIN THE INTEREST OF THE READER.
- I rated this article __3.5_ for credibility because ONLY FOUR SOURCES WERE USED, NOT FIVE. AND EVEN THOUGH THE TWO SCHOLARLY SOURCES WERE MENTIONED, MAYBE HAVING ONE OR TWO MORE SCHOLARLY SOURCES WOULD HAVE ADDED TO THE CREDIBILITY OF THE INFORMATION.
- Writing skill:
- I rated this article _4__ on writing because THERE WERE MULTIPLE GRAMMATICAL AND MECHANICAL ERRORS THAT NEED TO BE IMPROVED ON.
HIGHLIGHT SPECIFIC POINTS IN THE RUBRIC that apply to the article.
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Wiki Article Rubric
|How important was the information presented on this topic to you as a teacher education student?
- Covers key ideas crucial for future teachers to know
- Based on researched information.
- Highly relevant to current educational practice (*this description may be less applicable for some topics such as history of education)
- Provides an excellent overview of the topic including relevant research, educational practice, laws and litigation. Includes in-depth discussion of at least a few selected key issues.
- Includes ideas relevant to future teachers
- Mostly based on researched information.
- Applicable to today’s schools
- Provides a good general overview with relevant information and discussion of a few key ideas
- A couple useful points; some irrelevant information
- About half of the information is the author’s opinion.
- Some out-dated information; may not reflect current practice
- Good information is included but the paper yields a partial /incomplete understanding of the topic or key issues
- One useful point
- A few facts but mostly the author’s opinion.
- Most of the information is irrelevant in today’s schools.
- Focused on unimportant subtopics OR overly general with few specifics. Important information is missing.
- Information is not relevant to future teachers.
- Information is entirely the author’s opinion.
- The information is obsolete.
- Only irrelevant details or common knowledge. Lacks any substantive information.
|How interesting was the article to read?
- Sidebar includes new information that was motivating to read/view
- Visuals (headings, colors, fonts, pictures, etc.) enhance the article by making it easier or more inviting to read
- Multiple perspectives are considered and discussed
- Mostly new information/ideas
- Insightful interpretation & analysis are evident throughout the article; a clearly stated conclusion synthesizes all of the material presented.
- Points are clearly made and elaborated on with compelling examples.
- Sidebar includes new information that enhances understanding of the topic
- Visuals add to the article
- At least two perspectives were presented
- About half of the information/ideas are new
- Interpretation and analysis is provided for 3-4 points in the article; a reasonable conclusion based on this information is stated
- Some good points are made and explained.
- Sidebar includes new information related to the topic.
- Visuals are included but have minimal effect
- One interesting or new perspective is presented
- A couple (2-3) new ideas or pieces of information
- Interpretation/ analysis is included for a few (1-2) individual sections, but there is not a conclusion that synthesizes the information presented.
- Points are made but may not always be adequately supported or explained.
- Sidebar repeats what is already in the article
- Visuals are somewhat distracting or not included
- Only the “typical” view or one biased perspective is presented.
- One new idea or bit of information
- Information presented with minimal analysis or interpretation; no conclusion or the conclusion is not based on the information presented
- At least one clear point is made and supported.
- No side bar included.
- Visuals are offensive and completely detract from the content
- No perspective is acknowledged.
- Nothing new.
- No analysis or interpretation included
- No clear points are made or points appear pasted from other sources without any explanation.
|How credible do you think the information is?
- Required sources are properly cited and included in a reference list in APA format.
- Information from diverse sources representing multiple perspectives is included. Several reputable and current sources are cited. The author acknowledges potential bias in sources where appropriate.
- Author clearly identifies his own ideas, biases and opinions
- Required sources are included; a couple of formatting errors
- Information from a variety of sources is included. Most sources are reasonably reputable; bias is acknowledged in others.
- It is clear when the author is presenting his own opinion; he doesn’t try to pass if off as fact.
- Required sources are included; APA format is not used or has many errors.
- A variety of sources is listed but the information primarily reflects a single viewpoint. Sources are reasonable.
- The author occasionally (1-2 times) states his own opinion as fact.
- Only 4 sources are cited/listed in the references or only 1 scholarly source was used
- Sources lack diversity OR information from divergent sources is only superficially mentioned. Some sources are untrustworthy or biased and not acknowledged as such.
- Author routinely (3-4 times) states her opinion as fact, ignores own biases.
- Missing two or more sources OR sources used but not cited or listed.
- All sources and information reflect a single viewpoint. Most sources are untrustworthy or biased and not acknowledged as such.
- The entire article is biased and opinion-based without acknowledgment of this perspective.
|How well do you think this article was written?
- Multiple-choice questions (2 application & 2 knowledge) align with the learning targets, assess key points, and are written according to guidelines (see R4)
- Specific, appropriate and observable learning targets are stated; the content is clearly organized to help the reader achieve these goals
- Captures and maintains attention throughout
- All or almost all of the cited information is introduced, elaborated on and explained
- Writing is organized, easy to read, and contains few to no mechanical errors.
- Multiple-choice questions (2 application & 2 knowledge) align with the learning targets, and assess key points.
- Specific and reasonable learning targets are stated; the content aligns with these goals
- Captures attention initially and periodically throughout
- Most of the cited information is discussed or explained.
- The article flowed pretty well and there were just a few mechanical errors.
- Multiple-choice questions (2 application & 2 knowledge) assess key points
- Reasonable learning targets are stated; the content relates to these goals
- Parts of the article capture attention
- About half of the cited information is discussed
- A few areas were hard to follow, confusing or oddly organized. There were a few distracting errors.
- 4 multiple-choice questions are included.
- Learning targets generally related to the content are stated
- At least one part of the article is interesting
- Information is “pasted” together with minimal explanation.
- Organization was difficult to follow, sentences were awkward and/or there were several distracting errors.
- Questions are missing or not multiple-choice.
- Learning target is missing or unrelated to content or is/are not actual learning targets
- Nothing in the article grabs the reader’s attention
- Article is entirely “pasted” together from other sources.
- Poor organization, sentence structure and/or grammatical errors made it very difficult to understand the content.
Part 3 - "2+2"
List TWO compliments and TWO suggestions about the article content
- Focus on the work, not the person
- Describe "There is...", "I see.." rather than judge "You didn't..."
- 1. THE ARTICLE HAS VERY INTERESTING AND RELEVANT INFORMATION FOR FUTURE TEACHERS TO KNOW.
- .2. THE ARTICLE FLOWS NICELY AND THE SIDEBARS ADD INTERESTING LINKS TO INFORMATION.
- 1. THE ARTICLE MAY NEED TO BE LOOKED OVER FOR GRAMMATICAL/MECHANICAL ERRORS.
- .2. THE MULTIPLE CHOICE QUESTIONS SHOULD BE REVISED TO INCLUDE TWO KNOWLEDGE AND TWO REASONING QUESTIONS. ALTHOUGH THE QUESTIONS LISTED DO PROVIDE RELEVANT INFORMATION TO KNOW! 3. ADDING AN ADDITIONAL SCHOLARLY SOURCE WILL ALSO HELP TO ADD TO THE CREDIBILITY OF THE INFORMATION AND PROVIDE MORE INFORMATION ON THE TOPIC!
You can make compliments and suggestions that relate to specific areas of the paper or to the paper in general. I suggest a mixture of both. Focus on what's most important. Of course, you can also include more than two suggestions and more than two compliments. The goal is to help the author improve his/her article.