DSPS M - Stage 5 - Vivien Mun

Assessments

Assessment Methods
  • Analysis of exam, quiz, or homework items linked to specific learning outcomes
  • Assignments based on rubrics (such as essays, projects, and performances)
  • Direct observation of performances, practical exams, group work
  • Student self-assessments (such as reflective journals and surveys)
  • Capstone projects or final summative assignments
Assessment Details1) Pre and post survey of learning strategy awarenesss and use

2) Performance in mid term group presentation

3)Completion of end of semester Final project
Learning Outcomes1) Develop awareness of the student's individual learning styles(s) and learning strengths by demonstrating a corresponding learning strategy during Mid term presentation project

2) Identify and explain at least 75% of any 12 strategies that will improve individual learning efficiency
Criteria1) Group Presentation of Mid Term Project using a rubric

2) End of semester Final Project: identify and explain at least 75% of any 12 strategies that will improve individual learning efficiency

Data Review

Data Shared With

Lab Staff

Sharing Methods

Face-to-face meetings

DescriptionThe lab has weekly staff meeting where instructor and support staff can review individual student learning needs and address them accordingly as the need arises.

DSPS O - Stage 5 - Vivien Mun

Assessments

Assessment Methods
  • Direct observation of performances, practical exams, group work
  • Student self-assessments (such as reflective journals and surveys)
Assessment Details1. Midterm & Final interviews

2. Attendance data
Learning Outcomes1. Identify, demonstrate/ explain learning strategy that the student has used

2. Demonstrate time management

ALL of the above
CriteriaStudent need to demonstrate/explain at least 2 strategies that they have learned or used to support their academic classes

Student must attend a minimum of 40 hours by the last day of the semester

Data Review

Data Shared With

Lab staff

Sharing Methods

Face-to-face meetings

DescriptionThe lab has weekly staff meeting where we look at current trends in student time management or punctuality problems and brainstorm ways to help students. We may review our procedures and/or lab policies and if necessary make changes throughout the semester.

DSPS 4014 - Stage 5 - Kathryn Brown

Assessments

Assessment Methods
  • Direct observation of performances, practical exams, group work
  • Student self-assessments (such as reflective journals and surveys)
Assessment DetailsInstructor critique of color, line, texture, dimension of portfolios submitted by the students and administering student satisfaction self assessment survey.

There will be approximately 50 students assessed.

There are 5 sections of this course.
Learning OutcomesTranslate skill with art materials and concepts into an artistic product that satisfies the student.
CriteriaInstructor critique of proficiency demonstrated in portfolio.

Level of student satisfaction as determined by student survey.

Data Review

Data Shared With
  • Instructors of the same course (at CCSF)
  • Faculty and staff in my same department
Sharing Methods
  • Face-to-face meetings
  • Email
  • Phone
  • Website review and commentary
DescriptionData from critiques of portfolios and student surveys will be analyzed at the end of Spring 2013.

Other Activities

DetailsConfer with other instructors teaching this course regarding analysis of data.
Learning OutcomesTranslate skill with art materials and concepts into an artistic product that satisfies the student.

DSPS 4017 - Stage 5 - Malaika Finkelstein

Assessments

Assessment Methods

Direct observation of performances, practical exams, group work

Assessment DetailsInstructors will score students on their participation and independence in three activities: whole class warm-ups and theater games, small group work, and performance in front of an audience. This observation and scoring took place twice over the course of the semester to capture improvement. We will assess 20 students in each of 5 sections.
Learning OutcomesA. Remember a sequence of actions and events in order to perform them in a scene or dance.

E. Dramatize a character other than self.
CriteriaWe will use the following rubric:

1 = student was unable to participate appropriately in the activity

2 = student participated with assistance

3 = student participated independently

Data Review

Data Shared With
  • Instructors of the same course (at CCSF)
  • Faculty and staff in my same department
Sharing Methods
  • Face-to-face meetings
  • Email
  • Phone
DescriptionNo answer

DSPS 4023 - Stage 5 - Kathryn Brown

Assessments

Assessment Methods
  • Assignments based on rubrics (such as essays, projects, and performances)
  • Direct observation of performances, practical exams, group work
Assessment DetailsAt least twice during the semester, we will conduct mock job interviews, Students will be assessed by direct observation, on their abilities to explain their interests, aptitudes, or experiences, and relate those to the requirements of a specific job.
Learning OutcomesIdentify interests, aptitudes, and skill characteristics students wish to use in their careers.
CriteriaFor both the explaining and relating component, we will score students using the following rubric:

1 = unable to participate

2 = participated, but was unable to explain any interests, aptitudes, or experiences

3 = explained interests, aptitudes, or experiences, using a prepared script

4 = explained interests, aptitudes, or experiences, using a script created with help

5 = explained interests, aptitudes, or experiences, using script created independently

Data Review

Data Shared With
  • Instructors of the same course (at CCSF)
  • Faculty and staff in my same department
Sharing Methods
  • Face-to-face meetings
  • Email
  • Phone
DescriptionNo answer

Changes

Change Types
  • Revise course assessment content and methods
  • Increase use of class discussions and in-class group work
  • Create new or revise existing activities/assignments
  • Update or revise lecture content
DetailsWe feel that it would be helpful to spend more time in class discussing different motivations for applying to jobs. That might help students, especially younger students who have never felt truly desperate for money, to participate fully when they are asked to prepare for a job they don’t love. We might then find less resistance to class activities and more participation.

In order to help students provide details of their experiences, we will spend more time working with scripts and cue cards, so that when students get into an interview situation they have more confidence working independently. In the John Adams class, we will work on relating interests and skills to specific jobs.
Learning OutcomesIdentify interests, aptitudes, and skill characteristics students wish to use in their careers.

Other Activities

DetailsAt the end of the semester, we will conduct verbal and written reviews of all of the topics we cover. We will ask students what topics they remember discussing, reading about, and writing about. We will ask factual review questions about class material, their favorite and least favorite class activities, and what they think they each still need to work on. The goal is to help students remember the class material, as well as to help instructors understand what students remember and how they feel about their progress.
Learning OutcomesAll

DSPS 4028 - Stage 5 - Joyce Foreman

Assessments

Assessment Methods

Student self-assessments (such as reflective journals and surveys)

Assessment DetailsStudents are administered an 8-point self-rating scale when they enter/begin class and the same scale is administered at the end of the Spring 2013 semester (or when student ends class)
Learning OutcomesALL
CriteriaAnalyze if any change in self-rating has taken place: increase, decrease, remain same.

Data Review

Data Shared With

Instructors of the same course (at CCSF)

Sharing Methods
  • Face-to-face meetings
  • Email
DescriptionNo answer

Changes

Change Types

revision of self-assessment scale if necessary

DetailsSelf-assessment tool will be revised if it does not capture students' perception of SLO performance
Learning OutcomesALL

Other Activities

DetailsPost-class student self-rating scale
Learning OutcomesALL

DSPS 4033 - Stage 5 - Joyce Foreman

Assessments

Assessment Methods

Student self-assessments (such as reflective journals and surveys)

Assessment DetailsStudent self-assessment pre- and post- class. Students use an 8-point rating scale to assess SLO areas when they enter the class, and either upon ending or at the end of the Spring 2013 semester.
Learning OutcomesALL
CriteriaIf students have indicated a change in their rating of SLO areas from initiation (start of class) to end of class. Self- assessment will indicate a decrease, increase, or no change in SLO areas.

Data Review

Data Shared With

Instructors of the same course (at CCSF)

Sharing Methods
  • Face-to-face meetings
  • Email
DescriptionAt this time, no further plans. At the end of the semester, determination will be made to examine if the assessment tool provided information relative to the SLO's.

Changes

Change Types

self-assessment protocol

DetailsChanges for the self-assessment tool will be made after analysis of the data to make sure we are capturing relevant information.
Learning OutcomesALL

DSPS 4035 - Stage 5 - Dora Rodriguez

Assessments

Assessment Methods
  • Direct observation of performances, practical exams, group work
  • Student self-assessments (such as reflective journals and surveys)
Assessment DetailsBy teacher observation at the beginning and at the end of the semester using a random sample of one quarter of the enrollees in the three sections of this course. This is approximately 150 students.

The students will also be administered a student survey in the three sections and this is also about 150 students.
Learning OutcomesIdentify personal, vocational, and educational goals. Specify own adaptational needs that are to be met by High Tech Center course.
CriteriaWe will be using a rubric that measures how independently students use adaptive hardware, adaptive software applications, adaptive techniques and/or ergonomic furniture appropriate to the student's functional limitations.

We will also be administering a student self-assessment survey to measure student satisfaction.

Data Review

Data Shared With
  • Instructors of the same course (at CCSF)
  • Faculty and staff in my same department
Sharing Methods
  • Face-to-face meetings
  • Email
  • Phone
  • Website review and commentary
DescriptionThe instructors will continue to meet and analyze data.

Changes

Change Types
  • Update course SLOs via the Curriculum Committee
  • Revise course assessment content and methods
DetailsWe will be updating the course through the Curriculum Committee.
Learning OutcomesALL.

DSPS 4038 - Stage 5 - Robert Fitch

Assessments

Assessment Methods
  • Direct observation of performances, practical exams, group work
  • Student focus groups
Assessment DetailsTeacher will survey students to determine current skill level regarding planning an outing into the community. There should be 20 to 25 students. Each will be assessed on ability to:

Select a destination or activity in the community

Describe transportation route

Calculate needed time

Identify funds and/or items needed for the trip

Identify needed support or assistance
Learning OutcomesALL
CriteriaAre students able to complete steps listed above.

Data Review

Data Shared With
  • Faculty and staff in my same department
  • Faculty and staff from related departments
  • Staff at the Arc of SF
Sharing Methods
  • Face-to-face meetings
  • Email
DescriptionI did not teach this class last semester an am reintroducing the SLO developed at the end of the 2011-2012 school year.

Changes

Change Types
  • Increase use of class discussions and in-class group work
  • Develop/increase outside-class opportunities for student dialogue, mentoring, and peer review
  • Create new or revise existing activities/assignments
  • Update or revise lecture content
DetailsData from 2011-2012 showed that students were still struggling with money management, time management and transportation planning. Those topics will be emphasized in class.
Learning OutcomesALL

DSPS 4101 - Stage 5 - Robert Fitch

Assessments

Assessment Methods
  • Direct observation of performances, practical exams, group work
  • Student focus groups
Assessment DetailsThis class is for students who are blind or visually impaired. The assessment process is verbal surveys, interviews and focus groups with the instructor taking notes.
Learning OutcomesStudents will be able to identify the skills and supports needed to further access opportunities, services and activities in the community.

Students will demonstrate ability to communicate their needs and interests.

Students will demonstrate problem solving skills regarding community access.
CriteriaThere will be an increase in the number of students who participate in activities and/or access services in the community.

Data Review

Data Shared With
  • Faculty and staff in my same department
  • Faculty and staff from related departments
  • Students
  • Agency staff
Sharing Methods
  • Face-to-face meetings
  • Email
DescriptionI will discuss with staff at Lighthouse for the Blind and colleagues from the CCSF Older Adults Program.

Changes

Change Types
  • Revise the course sequence, prerequisites, or content via the Curriculum Committee
  • Create new or revise existing activities/assignments
  • Engage in professional development about best practices for this subject
DetailsAt the request of Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually impaired, the host agency for the class Communication for the Blind, we are developing a new SLO. The new focus will be on the importance of good communication, research and orientation and mobility skills to enable access to resources and opportunities in the community. The classroom portion will develop or improve skills needed to participate in identified activities such as field trips, volunteer work, and classes and events at location other than Lighthouse such as the library, senior centers, Rec and Park facilities etc.
Learning Outcomessee previous answer

DSPS 4210 - Stage 5 - Joyce Foreman

Assessments

Assessment Methods

Student self-assessments (such as reflective journals and surveys)

Assessment Details8-point self-assessment rating scale, administered when the student first attends class and at the end of the Spring 2013 semester (or when the student decides to stop attending [non-credit class])
Learning OutcomesALL
CriteriaAnalysis of change in self- rating on SLO areas: increase, decrease, remain same

Data Review

Data Shared With

Instructors of the same course (at CCSF)

Sharing Methods
  • Face-to-face meetings
  • Email
DescriptionAnalyzing if self-assessment is capturing information that indicates students' perception of SLO areas.

Changes

Change Types

self-assessment protocol

DetailsChanges will be based on analysis of pre- and post-class self-assessment
Learning OutcomesALL

DSPS 4305 - Stage 5 - maral good

Assessments

Assessment Methods
  • Analysis of exam, quiz, or homework items linked to specific learning outcomes
  • Student self-assessments (such as reflective journals and surveys)
Assessment DetailsStaff will continue to use the pre-class survey as a way to measure strategy awareness and use for students entering the class. However, staff plans to discontinue the post-class survey. Instead, various, ongoing post assessments will be used. Staff will develop several short, computerized questionnaires, specific to each survey strategy area. In addition, staff will use the student tracking tool as a micro portfolio assessment.

Staff plans to continue the weekly presentations, as one component of exposure to the strategies. Additional curriculum has been developed and integrated more directly into the other student materials. Staff will develop another tracking tool for students to record strategies they have used. The tool should be simpler and more directly connected with the subject materials students need to complete. Because the strategies are also integrated with other materials, staff hopes that these changes will result in the students being better able to track the strategies they have tried and the strategies they want to continue to use.

The expectation is that the changes in curriculum will increase student exposure and practice of strategies. The changes in assessment will better reflect students’ increased understanding of many strategies as well as their increased use of strategies that are most appropriate for their learning needs.
Learning OutcomesAll
Criteriapercentage of students demonstrating proficiency

Data Review

Data Shared With

DSPS website

Sharing Methods

DSPS website

DescriptionEnd of semester report

Changes

Change Types
  • Revise course assessment content and methods
  • Increase use of class discussions and in-class group work
  • Create new or revise existing activities/assignments
DetailsStaff will continue to use the pre-class survey as a way to measure strategy awareness and use for students entering the class. However, staff plans to discontinue the post-class survey. Instead, various, ongoing post assessments will be used. Staff will develop several short, computerized questionnaires, specific to each survey strategy area. In addition, staff will use the student tracking tool as a micro portfolio assessment.

Staff plans to continue the weekly presentations, as one component of exposure to the strategies. Additional curriculum has been developed and integrated more directly into the other student materials. Staff will develop another tracking tool for students to record strategies they have used. The tool should be simpler and more directly connected with the subject materials students need to complete. Because the strategies are also integrated with other materials, staff hopes that these changes will result in the students being better able to track the strategies they have tried and the strategies they want to continue to use.

The expectation is that the changes in curriculum will increase student exposure and practice of strategies. The changes in assessment will better reflect students’ increased understanding of many strategies as well as their increased use of strategies that are most appropriate for their learning needs.
Learning OutcomesAll

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