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Proposition 3

Teachers are responsible for managing and monitoring student learning (NBPTS, 1989)

Rationale

This slideshow begins by showcasing work done by senior live sound students in their role as an Event Lead.  The student projects are designed to allow for creativity in the format and layout of the documents.  This gives each student the opportunity to demonstrate their mastery of the required concepts with a design that appeals to their own interests while still being professional in its presentation. 

To be truly committed to student learning, as Proposition 3 demands, it is necessary to encourage differentiation of assessments, while ensuring that they still measure the same objectives appropriately.  This inevitably leads to the creation of effective rubrics.  This slideshow provides examples of how the rubric for the Event Lead project has morphed through 4 different variations.  Effective assessment requires teachers to constantly review how they evaluate student performance.  This slideshow represents the focus of Proposition 3, which is managing and monitoring student learning.

Reflection

This slideshow was quite a bit shorter when I first created it.  My original goal was to simply display some of the work that my students had done.  As I looked at Proposition 3 I realized that the short video was applicable but really needed more.  I thought that including examples of rubrics could expand upon the connection to Proposition 3.  This inevitably led to showing how one particular rubric can evolve when teachers are appropriately monitoring student learning and therefore updating the form assessment.  Assessments should be a measurement of student growth and those assessments should grow right along with students.

Rationale

Managing & monitoring student learning indicates an ability to clearly notice when students are performing poorly.  It also entails an ability to understand and diagnose why that poor performance might be occurring.  The reason could be directly related to the student’s skills in a particular area or be completely unrelated to their academic achievement.  In any case, the issue is having a profound effect on the student’s ability to learn, which makes it crucial that the teacher is effectively managing and monitoring student learning.

One possible factor influencing student performance could be bullying.  If teachers are oblivious to issues like bullying, which are known to cause drops in achievement, they are not adequately monitoring the progress of their students.  This is an issue for teachers, administrators, and parents, or for anyone involved in education.

Reflection

This artifact demonstrates that monitoring student learning involves more than just assessing student progress and analyzing grades.  It requires that teachers care about each student and the factors that might be influencing their education.  The slideshow demonstrates that bullying is a serious issue that can impact student learning; it’s an issue from which even college campuses cannot escape.