Electronic Portfolio - Entry 3.2/SPED Program Reflection

Standard A – Central Concepts, Tools or Inquiry & History and Context

SPED PROGRAM REFLECTION
Description. Write an essay on how your understanding of special education issues has changed from the time you entered to the time you completed your program.

This is an upper division writing assignment (UDWA). It will be evaluated using a rubric that assesses the focus of the paper; its organization and structure; critical thinking and integration of ideas; analysis and use of evidence; syntax and diction; and grammar and mechanics.

1 = not present/needs extensive revisions
2 = satisfactory
3 = strong/excellent

Focus of Paper

1

2

3

Organization and Structure

1

2

3

Critical Thinking and Integration of Ideas

1

2

3

Analysis and Use of Evidence

1

2

3

Syntax and Diction

1

2

3

Grammar and Mechanics

1

2

3

1
Not Present/
Needs Extensive Revisions

2
Satisfactory

3
Strong/Excellent

Focus of Paper

Fails to convey clear focus; provides little around which to structure the paper.

Conveys the central purpose in a general manner; may be lacking in sophistication.

Clearly identifies purpose and knowledge of audience; maintained throughout paper.

Organization and Structure

Contains few topic sentences; unclear transitions; lacks focus.

Communicates the idea but may have a few unclear transitions or paragraphs without topic sentences.

Makes connections to central focus of the paper; ideas flow logically and successfully.

Critical Thinking and Integration of Ideas

Fails to exhibit critical thinking or clear reasoning; displays little or no knowledge of the subject; no effort to make connections.

Demonstrates limited critical thinking and knowledge of the subject; makes few connections to outside material.

Demonstrates critical thinking that is clear, insightful, and relevant to the topic; makes connections to outside material.

Analysis and Use of Evidence

Fails to include sufficient sources for the topic; very few or weak examples; uses sources without documentation or plagiarizes.

Uses examples to support some points, though may lack supporting evidence; may not always document sources accurately.

Uses student teaching sources or coursework material to demonstrate points; integrates quotes successfully; documents sources appropirately.

Syntax and Diction

Contains ineffective sentence structure and limited vocabulary; may be incoherent.

Demonstrates overall competency with language use; sentence structure and vocabulary may be limited.

Uses precise language to convey ideas clearly; appropriate vocabulary and sentence length.

Grammar and Mechanics

Contains serious and multiple errors in spelling, punctuation, grammar, and citation style such that it hinders the readability of the paper.

Make some errors of spelling, grammar, punctuation, and citation style, but does not interfere with the paper's overall readability.

Makes very few errors of spelling, grammar, punctuation, and citation style.

 

 

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