Soc 520 Topic 6

  

SOC-520 Assessment Analysis

Worksheet

In order to effectively measure student learning outcomes, it is essential for the college professor to develop assessments that evaluate knowledge and skills of students. This skill provides instructors with information that evaluates their curriculum design facilitation methodology. This assignment will help you learn this skill. 

Below is a topic in the introduction to sociology course you have analyzed in Topics 2 and 3. For this assignment, you will use the “Course Design Criteria” document for course competencies and student survey information. 

Next, use the information about the sociology assignment below and explain whether or not this type of assessment effectively assesses the course objectives in an engaging way for students of sociology: 

  

Topic 1: Sociology Beginnings and Perspectives 

Assigned   chapter readings: Sections 1   & 2 in Our Social World

http://lc.gcumedia.com/soc102/our-social-world-an-introduction-to-sociology/v1.1/#/chapter/1

Objectives

1.1  Explain the Sociological Imagination and the   contribution it makes to the understanding of social  behavior.

1.2  Define and explain the three major   theoretical perspectives used in sociology.

Assignment-

Theoretical   Perspectives Essay

The text discusses “Theoretical Perspectives in   Sociology.” As a student, you sociologically view the world in a particular   way. Do you see the world as a place where things simply “work out”   (structural functionalism), or is it constantly in conflict (conflict   theory)? Perhaps you see the world primarily as a place that is about   relationships between people (symbolic interactionism).

Citing two to four scholarly sources, write an   essay that addresses the following: 

1. Define   and explain the three ways in which the world can be viewed sociologically.

2. Identify   which sociological perspective (structural functionalism, conflict theory, and   symbolic interactionism) most closely represents your view of the world.   Explain the factors that have caused you to view the world through that   perspective, such as personal experience in our society, popular culture,   media, etc. 

3. This   assignment uses a rubric. Access and view the rubric to assist you in   completing the assignment successfully. 

Grading   Scale:

90-100% = A

80-89% = B

70-79% = C

60-69% = D

59% – below = F

Student Scores on   this assignment:  

80% of the class earned scores of 79%-70%

12% of the class earned 69% and below

5% of the class earned scores of 80%-94%

3% of the class earned 95%-100%

Grading Rubric: 

  

Criteria

Unsatisfactory

0-59%

Less than   Satisfactory

60-69%

Satisfactory

70-79%

Good

80-89%

Excellent

90-100%

 

Content

Paper   fails to correctly define and explain required content. 

Paper   inadequately defines and explains required content. Lacks evidence to support   claims. 

Paper   defines and explains required content, but lacks sufficient evidence to   support claims. 

Paper   adequately defines and explains the required content supported with some   scholarly evidence.

Paper   thoroughly defines and explains the required content with relevant details   supported with sufficient scholarly evidence. 

 

Thesis

Paper lacks any discernible   overall purpose or organizing claim.

Thesis and/or main claim   are insufficiently developed and/or vague; purpose is not clear.

Thesis is apparent and appropriate to purpose.

Thesis is clear and   forecasts the development of the paper. It is appropriate to the purpose.

Thesis is precise; Thesis   statement is descriptive and makes the purpose of the paper clear.

 

Research Citations

No reference page is   included. No citations are used.

Reference page is present.   Citations are inconsistently used.

Reference page is included   and lists sources used in the paper. Sources are not appropriately   documented, with 3 or more errors present.

Reference page is present.   All sources are cited correctly. The documentation of cited sources has 1-2   errors.

In-text citations and a   reference page are completed correctly. The documentation of cited sources is   free of error.

 

Writing Quality

Surface errors are   pervasive enough that they impede communication of meaning. Inappropriate word choice and/or sentence   construction are used.

Frequent and repetitive   mechanical errors distract the reader. Inconsistencies in language choice and/or   word choice are present.

Some mechanical errors or   typos are present, but are not overly distracting to the reader. Varied   sentence structure and appropriate language are employed.

Writing is largely free of   mechanical errors, although a few may be present. The writer uses a variety   of sentence structures and figures of speech.

Writer   is clearly in command of standard, written, academic English. The writer uses   a variety of effective sentence structures and engaging figures of speech.

After reading the information about the Topic 1 assignment above, answer the following prompts:

  

Chapter 8 in Learning   And Teaching In Higher Education describes many different assessment   types. Explain the type of assessment the above Topic 1 assignment is. (50-75   words) 

 

Explain whether or not this assignment effectively   assesses one or all of the objectives for this topic. (50-75 words)

 

Explain whether or not the assigned textbook readings in Our Social World sufficiently assisted   students in completing the assignment. (50-75 words)

 

Explain whether or not this assignment assesses any of the   competencies required by the college. (50-75 words)

 

Explain whether or not the rubric sufficiently prepares students to complete the assignment   successfully. (50-75 words)

 

Explain whether or not the rubric sufficiently assists instructors in assessing student   learning outcomes. (50-75)

 

Citing two scholarly sources, explain whether or not the   assignment has validity and reliability. (50-75 words)

 

Evaluate the effectiveness of the assignment by explaining   whether or not each of the categories below are addressed in the assignment (25-50   words each): 

Student engagement- 

Personal ownership of learning-

Problem solving-

Self-critique or reflection-

References: 

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