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## Developing SLO’ s & Rubrics …….the fun way

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**Developing SLO’ s & Rubrics …….the fun**way Ann Davis and Jay Cho**Why we got started**• poor success rates in math • institutional need for SLO’s Catalyst - Carnegie grant External Pressures**Desired Outcomes…..**• improve success rate for Math 402 students • revise curriculum • transform pedagogy**Process …**• Request from Carnegie grant managers to lead the basic skills math Faculty Inquiry Group (FIG) • Identification of the leads**Voluntary participation of faculty in initial meeting:**moan and groan session discussion about best practices writing/reflection Key Question: What do we want the students who successfully complete Math 402 to know and be able to do?**How the FIG participated in formation of SLO’s**• Brainstormed answers to the question. • Turned to the TMO’s to decide mastery vs. exposure • Assessed students measuring if the student mastered the chosen topics • Distilled our SLO’s from looking at assessment questions and categorizing the questions • Revised SLO’s and assessment due to their cyclical nature .**Implied SLO for Math 402**Get them ready for Math 125 (the next level) But… SLO’s are TMO’s with an attitude! Why not open up our vision to what this course could be ?**Our SLOs**• Calculation • Problem Solving Using Critical Thinking Skills • Mathematical Vocabulary and Written Communication**TMO’s vs SLO’s**TMO 1: Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to: …solve percent problems SLO: Calculation Student will solve calculation problems involving percents without a calculator PCC website information**TMO’s vs SLO’s**Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to write and solve conditional equations for word problems. TMO 2: • SLO 2: • Student will solve situational problems including geometrical applications by applying critical thinking skills. • SLO 3: • Student will demonstrate an understanding of pre-algebra • level terminology and symbols during the problem-solving process.**Building a Rubric**• Collaboration with IPRO • Individually tested rubric during norming session • Norming session with colleagues Why bother? To standardized the grading process for research**Results of the process**• More careful and consistent grading • Better understanding of what we are doing and why we are doing it • Revised pedagogy**Unexpected outcomes**• increased collegiality within the division • interdisciplinary collaboration • professional growth • Continuing process of reflection/ revision / retesting • And…It’s still fun and not painful.**Math 402 is not so much about teaching students math as it**is about teaching them that they can do math. Ann’s aha moment**Calculation:**• Student will solve calculation problem involving integers without a calculator. • Student will solve calculation problem involving fractions without a calculator. • Student will solve calculation problem involving decimals without a calculator.**Student will solve calculation problem involving percents**without a calculator. • Student will solve calculation problem involving proportions without a calculator. • Student will solve problem involving basic algebra without calculator. Back**ProblemSolving Using Critical Thinking Skills:**• Student will solve situational problems including geometrical applications by applying critical thinking skills. Back**Student will demonstrate an**understanding of pre-algebra level terminology and symbols during the problem-solving process. • Student will use writing to demonstrate understanding of some mathematical concept. Mathematical Vocabulary and Written Communication Back