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  1. ICT Assessment of Entering Preservice Teachers Rachel Vannatta Bowling Green State University

  2. Context • Bowling Green State University • Largest producer of teachers in OH • 4,500 education students • 700 teachers graduate per year • Four teacher education programs • Early Childhood, Middle Childhood, AYA, Special Education NECC 2005, SIGTE Workshop

  3. Need • Integrating more technology in teacher preparation courses (PT3) • Faculty expressed difficulty in having students use technology to complete assignments: • Extreme range of technology skills among students; • Required lab time to provide hands-on time; • Ed tech courses developed basic skills. NECC 2005, SIGTE Workshop

  4. Assessment of Technology Competencies • Students possess skills necessary to complete technology-related assignments in education courses • More advanced levels of tech integration across TE programs • Ed tech courses to focus more on pedagogy of instruction and tech use • Skilled teachers effectively use technology NECC 2005, SIGTE Workshop

  5. Targeted Student Group • EDHD 201--Intro to Education • 600 student per semester • Taken in freshmen or sophomore year • Required of all education students • Passing ATC is equivalent to a letter grade in course • Piloted in 03-04 with 1150 students • Fully implemented 04-05 NECC 2005, SIGTE Workshop

  6. Development • Skills defined • Current computer classes • OH SchoolNet criteria • ISTE Standards • Exam Construction • Three sections • Scoring checklists • Assessment Piloted • EDTL 302 & 367 (Fall, 2002), n=66 • EDHD 201 (Spring, 2003), n=185 • EDHD 201 (Fall, 2003), n=592 • EDHD 201 (Spring, 2004), n=506 NECC 2005, SIGTE Workshop

  7. FormatCopy of assessment • Three sections that apply four skill areas: • Word-Processing • Spreadsheet • Presentation • Illustration NECC 2005, SIGTE Workshop

  8. Evaluation(copy of rubric) • Checklist developed • Required elements for passing • Points assigned to skills • Point minimum required for passing • Model products included to guide evaluation NECC 2005, SIGTE Workshop

  9. Process • Presented assessment, checklist, and process in EDHD 201 • Students sign up for testing session • Online registration system • Sessions outside of class time and proctored • Students prepare through available support • Blackboard shell created to communicate with students NECC 2005, SIGTE Workshop

  10. Support for ATC Preparation • Student Tech • Tutoring • Online Tutorials • Workshops • Video Tutorials • Study Groups NECC 2005, SIGTE Workshop

  11. ATC Reporting • Midterm distribution • Scores reported via Blackboard • Rubrics returned in EDHD 201 class • Students retake only failed portions NECC 2005, SIGTE Workshop

  12. Comparison of Results NECC 2005, SIGTE Workshop

  13. Issues • Personnel issues • Attachment to course • Requirement of passing • What constitutes passing? • What are essential skills? • Support systems for failure NECC 2005, SIGTE Workshop

  14. edhd.bgsu.edu/atc/infoContacts:Savilla Banistersbanist@bgnet.bgsu.eduRachel Vannattarvanna@bgnet.bgsu.edu