Write an opinion of the article’s viewpoint.

Description: Keeping current in the reading of educational literature is a requirement for continuous improvement of teachers.
Directions: Select a peer reviewed article from an education journal that discusses an issue of interest in the field of special education. The article should have been written within the last five years. The article should consist of a minimum of three pages.

  1. Write a summary of the article. Citations from the article and your textbook must be included.
  2. Write an opinion of the article’s viewpoint. Using citations include how the article relates to our readings and discussions in EEX 2000.
  3. Your article summary and review should not be longer than four pages.
  4. Attach a PDF copy of the article with your review

    Revised 2015 EEX2000 Master Syllabus /7

    Description: Keeping current in the reading of educational literature is a requirement for continuous improvement of teachers. Directions: Select a peer reviewed article from an education journal that discusses an issue of interest in the field of special education. The article should have been written within the last five years. The article should consist of a minimum of three pages.

    1. Write a summary of the article. Citations from the article and your textbook must be included.

    2. Write an opinion of the article’s viewpoint. Using citations include how the article relates to our readings and discussions in EEX 2000.

    3. Your article summary and review should not be longer than four pages. 4. Attach a PDF copy of the article with your review

    Article is current and relevant to coursework

    (15%)

    Insufficient evidence to

    evaluate

    Article is not relevant or

    published w/n the past five

    years (1 pt)

    Article is relevant but not published w/n the past five

    years (7.5 pts)

    Article is relevant to

    coursework and published w/n the past five

    years (15 pts)

    Summary is thorough stating/discussing

    main ideas of article, citations from

    article/text included (25%)

    Insufficient evidence to

    evaluate

    Summary is brief and contains one citation from article/text (1 pt)

    Summary discusses main ideas of article and includes a maximum of 2 citations from article/text included (12.5 pts)

    Summary is thorough and detailed and includes a minimum of 3 citations from article/text included (25 pts)

    Reflections/Opinions have been presented

    with supported details from readings

    (25%)

    Insufficient evidence to

    evaluate

    An opinion has been stated in the reflection section but is not supported using citations from article/text (1 pt)

    Opinion(s) are evident in the reflection section but supported with a maximum of 2 citations from article/text (12.5 pts)

    Opinion(s) have been presented in the reflection section and supported with a minimum of 3 citations from article/text (25 pts)

    Review has been written in APA style

    (15%)

    Insufficient evidence to

    evaluate

    APA style citations are not evident throughout the assignment (1 pt)

    APA style citations have been attempted throughout the assignment (7.5 pts)

    Citations have been written in APA format correctly throughout the assignment (15 pts)

    Mechanics (20%)

    More than 4 errors in

    composition, and/or spelling

    are evident

    A maximum of 4 errors in grammar, composition, and spelling, are evident (1 pt)

    A maximum of 2 errors grammar, composition, and/or spelling, are evident (10 pts)

    No major errors in grammar, composition and/or spelling, are evident (20 pts)

    Disability Research Paper Description: Education students must know how to write effective research papers using APA style.

    Revised 2015 EEX2000 Master Syllabus /8

    Directions: You will research and write a three to four page research paper discussing a specific special education disability. You will be assigned a specific disability to research. Use no fewer than three varied references to research information concerning the etiology, behavioral characteristics, historical aspects, and educational implications of the disability. Citations should be made utilizing American Psychological Association (APA) format. A reference page must be included in the paper.

    No Evidence (0 pt)

    Emerging (5 pts) Developing (10 pts) Mastered (20 pts)

    Disorder Insufficient evidence to evaluate

    Emerging performance is evidenced by the lack of information defining the disorder, etiology.

    Developing performance is evidenced by a brief definition of the disorder, etiology.

    Mastered performance is evidenced by a detailed definition of the disorder, etiology

    Symptoms/ Characteristics

    Insufficient evidence to evaluate

    Emerging performance is evidenced by the lack of a description of the symptoms and characteristics associated with the disorder.

    Developing performance is evidenced by a brief description of the symptoms and characteristics associated with the disorder.

    Mastered performance is evidenced by a detailed description of the symptoms and characteristics associated with the disorder.

    Awareness Discussion

    Insufficient evidence to evaluate

    Emerging performance is evidenced by the lack of discussion on educational implications

    Developing performance is evidenced by a brief discussion on educational implications

    Mastered performance is evidenced by a detailed discussion on educational implications

    Instruction Insufficient evidence to evaluate

    Emerging performance is evidenced by the lack of discussion of the historical aspects

    Developing performance is evidenced by a brief discussion of the historical aspects

    Mastered performance is evidenced by a detailed discussion of the historical aspects.

    Composition, Grammar, and Spelling

    More than 4 errors in composition, and/or spelling are evident. lacks three peer reviewed citations less than 2 content pages plus cover, reference, abstract

    Emerging performance is evidenced by no more than 4 errors in composition, grammar, and spelling. lacks three peer reviewed citations less than 2 content pages plus cover, reference, abstract

    Developing performance is evidenced by a no more than 3 errors in composition, grammar, and spelling. lacks three peer reviewed citations less than 3 content pages plus cover, reference, abstract

    Mastered performance is evidenced by no major errors in composition, grammar, and spelling. three or more peer reviewed citations 3 or more content pages plus cover, reference, abstract

    Evaluation The final grade will be based on the course requirements, midterm, attendance, participation, and final examination. The graded activities and their relative weight are as follows:

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