EDUC 642 Developing a School Curriculum Case Study Assignment
EDUC 642 CASE STUDY 1 GRADING RUBRIC Criteria Content 70% Content • • • Structure 30% Grammar, Spelling, Punctuation and APA format Levels of Achievement Proficient 46 to 49 points Advanced 50 to 53 points Case study written from the perspective of a suburban private school administrator. Plan of action is descriptive and prescriptive. Timeline and logistical plans for implementation are included. • • • Advanced 21 to 22 points • • • • Paper free of errors or only 1 error in spelling, grammar and/or punctuation. Case study is between 2-3 pages. At least 2 references are used APA formatting has 0-1 errors. Case study not written from the perspective of a suburban private school administrator Plan of action is either not descriptive or prescriptive Timeline and/or logistical plans for implementation are not included. • • • Proficient 19 to 20 points • • • • Paper has 2-3 errors in spelling, grammar and/or punctuation. Case study is either over 3 pages or under 2 pages. Only 1 reference is used APA formatting has 2-3 errors. Developing 1 to 45 points Case study not written from the perspective of a suburban private school administrator. Plan of action is not descriptive or prescriptive. Timeline and logistical plans for implementation are not included. Developing 1 to 18 points • • • • Paper has 4 or more errors in spelling, grammar, and/or punctuation. Case study is only 1 page or less. No references are used APA formatting has more than 3 errors. Not present 0 points Not present. Not present 0 points Not present. EDUC 642 CASE STUDY 1 The assignment is to be completed from the perspective of the administrator of a suburban private school in an upper-middle class area. Read the scenario carefully and generate a plan of action that should lead to resolution of the conflict between the two teachers. The plan should be both descriptive and prescriptive. It should also include a timeline and logistical plans for implementation. Your case study should be between 2-3 pages. At least 2 references should be included in APA format. Scenario: Mrs. Vet’s position: Mrs. Vet is a veteran teacher of 16 years in this suburban school that serves a population of professional workers in technology, chemical engineering, and education. She has implemented a highly structured textbook series for most of her career. She has implemented the text plan using the company-written worksheets, quizzes, and tests. She follows the prescribed lesson plans, adheres to the recommended timing of the lessons, and implements the systematic, timed, drill and practice activities. The achievement profile for the past five years depicts a class performance average in the 76 percentile. Mrs. New’s position: Mrs. New is a new-to-the school teacher with three years of experience in an at-risk school in an inner city environment. During her tenure at the other school, Mrs. New’s teaching team worked with very low socio-economic groups who were poorly motivated, and ill-equipped for learning. She is completing the first year at this school after moving to the area because of her husband’s position. She presented a test score profile from her previous position that indicates a class performance average in the 73 percentile. While in the previous position, she lead a grade-level team in building curriculum that met the needs of the students in that school. Conflict: When asked to develop plans for the next school year, Mrs. Vet has recommended no significant changes in the status quo. Mrs. New has recommended that the teachers work together over the summer to align the curriculum with the assessment measures, to establish an accounting for state public school standards, to update the content presented, and to align the skills and content with student need and interest. Mrs. Vet’s argument is that there is no need to change a program that is obviously working. She holds the position that Mrs. New has not been in the school long enough to know the program and will gain increased comfort with the structured program as she continues to follow it. Mrs. New’s argument is that the demographics of the population indicate that the achievement of the students should be in the 90 percentile or above. She says that following the scripted text prevents her from teaching to meet the needs of individual students. She states that students are bored and unchallenged by the material. Your task is to resolve the conflict and to decide the approach to be used in curriculum planning and implementation. Case Study 1 is due by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on Sunday of Module/Week 4.