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Technology Assessment of Deaf and hard of hearing students. Dr. Pamela Luft Nichole K. Zirzow Mary Bonello Kent State University. Resources .

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technology assessment of deaf and hard of hearing students

Technology Assessment of Deaf and hard of hearing students

Dr. Pamela Luft

Nichole K. Zirzow

Mary Bonello

Kent State University

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resources
Resources
  • National Educational Technology Standards forStudents- published by the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) NETS Project 2000. www.iste.org/standards/index.html
  • Deaf adults
  • Faculty in Instructional Technology
  • Instructional Resource Center staff at Kent State University
  • Faculty in deafness/special education
  • Product catalogs for Deaf and hard of hearing individuals

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current and future applications
Current and Future Applications
  • Measure current level of mastery
  • Plan future school curriculum
  • Reassessment tool
      • Means of accessing additional funding and technology for Deaf and hard of hearing students

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assessment areas
Assessment Areas
  • School-based Technology
    • Basic computer functions
    • General applications
    • Internet skills
    • Word Processing
    • Presentation Software

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Assistive Listening Technology

Hearing aids

Amplification/Recreation

General

Signal systems

Telephone

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assessment protocols
Assessment Protocols
  • Administered by Grant Students and Cooperating Teachers
  • Students rate themselves given iconic levels of mastery
  • Clarification of item vocabulary was provided to students when needed

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sample items
Sample Items
  • Signal Systems
    • Telephone and Doorbell signal
    • Flashing or vibrating alarm clock
    • Home Fire Safety System
  • Telephone
    • Amplifier Telephone
    • State and National Relay Service Numbers
    • TTY
    • Tactile Paging System

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pilot demographics
Pilot Demographics
  • Forty Deaf and hard of hearing from two urban high schools and two urban middle schools in Northeast Ohio
  • 55% use computers at school, 50% of pilot sample use computers in the home, 29% use computers at public library, 2% have no computer access
  • The majority of students use IBM compatible computers
  • Internet provider most familiar is Internet Explorer
  • The majority of students report spending 1-2 hours per week on a computer

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pilot results
Pilot Results

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trends in middle school mastery
Trends in Middle School Mastery

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trends in high school mastery
Trends in High School Mastery

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conclusions
Conclusions
  • Challenges faced
    • Making the assessment comprehensive, yet not too time consuming
    • Assessment format clarity
    • Language fluency of students

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Original format

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Improved future format

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what s next
What’s Next?
  • On-going project
    • Verify validity
    • Reliability testing
    • Assess format clarity
    • Addition of administration instruction page
  • Administer to all d/hh students in the grant participating schools in Northeast Ohio, and perhaps future administration to OSD students.

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acknowledgements
Acknowledgements
  • OSERS H325A010060
  • Meghan Erickson
  • Kelly Huff
  • Erika Kauffman
  • John Krueger
  • Leah Maxon
  • Garrett Prom
  • Catherine Sementi

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contact information
Contact Information

Grant Coordinator- Dr. Pamela Luft

Pluft@kent.edu

Assessment Development Team:

Nichole K. Zirzow- Nzirzow@kent.edu

Mary Bonello- Mbonello@kent.edu

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suggestions comments
Suggestions & Comments

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