FACULTY GUIDE FOR LIVETEXT
Professors in the School of Education will be using LiveText in their classes beginning with the Fall 2007 semester. Some professors may require that all of their course work be completed in LiveText, while other professors may only require one or two assignments to be completed using the LiveText system.
From all of the teacher candidate work completed in the LiveText system, the School of Education will select certain assignments or projects in particular courses from which to gather data to assess the quality of our degree programs, courses, and teacher candidates. Some of this data will be extracted from course assignments and their corresponding grades. The School of Education will also be collecting data at various intervals on the knowledge, skills, dispositions, and professional growth of our teacher candidates as they progress through their degree programs. To monitor a teacher candidate's growth, the School of Education will implement the Candidate Observation, Research, and Evaluation (CORE) system. CORE rubrics will be designed to measure a teacher candidate's knowledge, skills, dispositions, and professional growth, but will not affect course grades. Finally, a third set of data available through the FMU computer system on our teacher candidates (grade point averages, course grades, Praxis scores, etc.), will also be used to assess the quality and effectiveness of education courses, programs, and teacher candidates.
Using the data capabilities of LiveText and the campus computer system, the School of Education will create reports from both the campus computer data, LiveText data from completed teacher candidate work, and the CORE data in LiveText to assess the quality of our degree programs, courses, and teacher candidates. The School of Education faculty will review these data reports and make data-driven decisions for program and course improvements. Individual professors will also be able to create reports based on assignments created, completed, and graded online via the LiveText system to monitor and improve their own instruction.
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