- Year 2019
- NSF Noyce Award # 1540802
- First Name Regina
- Last Name Toolin
- Institution University of Vermont
- Role/Position Principal Investigator
- Workshop Category Track 1: Scholarships and Stipends
- Workshop Disciplines Audience Biological
- Target Audience Evaluators/Education Researchers, Higher Education Institution Administrators, Project PIs / Co-PIs / Other Faculty/Staff, School and District Administrators
- Topics Effectiveness of Program Graduates
- Session Length 30 minutes
- Additional Presenter(s)
Ghana Rimal, Ghana.firstname.lastname@example.org, University of Vermont, Noyce Scholar
1. Participants will be introduced to an assessment framework (Analysis of Learning) that describes how UVM Noyce scholars collect and analyze student learning data via pre/post-test designs and formative and summative assessment strategies during their 4-week solo student teaching period.
2. Participants will examine Analysis of Learning examples designed by Noyce scholars who recently completed the MAT Program.
3. Participants will discuss how the Analysis of Learning framework and other assessment strategies may inform their teaching and assessment practices.
This workshop is based on interpretivist case study research (Stake, 2006) that explores the question: How effective are Noyce scholars in utilizing student performance data to adapt and modify instruction? Through this method we provide evidence that HS students taught by Noyce scholars during their solo teaching period learned science and scientific practices in substantial ways. We found that when a scholar taught a unit utilizing pre-post student assessments and other types of formative and summative assessment practices, the gains in student achievement were both significant and important.
The research reported on in this workshop focuses on the assessment practices of Noyce scholars enrolled in the MAT in Secondary Education program at the University of Vermont. In this workshop we will introduce the Analysis of Learning framework that scholars utilized to design, implement, and reflect on a long-term assessment plan that summarizes student performance and growth over the 4-week solo student teaching period. During the workshop, participants will examine Analysis of Learning examples designed and implemented by Noyce scholars who recently completed the MAT Program. Participants will discuss how the Analysis of Learning framework and other assessment strategies may inform their teaching and assessment practices.