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Task 1 Artifacts | Contextual Factors and Instructional Resources

by: Katie Janis

Task 1 Artifacts | Contextual Factors and Instructional Resources SEC ED 4590 - 001

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Missouri Pre-Service Teacher Assessment (MoPTA) Task 1 Contextual Factors Chart This chart is designed to help you understand the many factors that affect teaching and learning. Such factors include the community, as they relate to your teaching will help you determine the instructional strategies and approaches that will support your students’ learning. In this chart, address the factors listed as they pertain to your teaching assignment. The subcategories listed with each factor are just suggestions: there may be other subcategories that you would like to address, or there may be a subcategory listed that does not apply to your situation. You must attach this document as an artifact. Types of Factors: Community, District, School, Classroom Demographics, and Knowledge of Students Contextual Factors General Context of Your Students Grade and Developmental Levels – 6-8, Average to Above Average Levels (All subcategories listed in this box Age Ranges – 11-14 are required.) Content Areas – Mathematics, Science, Social Students’ grade and developmental levels; Sciences, English Language Arts, Foreign the age range of students; the content area being taught; any other factors that are Language, Other Factors – My middle school does not have pertinent to understanding your class assignment any ELL students. All ELLs are registered purposefully at a different middle schools. Instead, we have a high population of students with behavioral needs. Suburban Community Household Composition – 57,184 total households, (e.g., whether the area is urban, suburban, 137117 total persons in households, 38296 are or rural; socioeconomic information; census children, 57184 are householders, 32723 are spouses data for the community) Median age is 40 51.9% of population has a Bachelor’s degree or higher, 27.2% have some college, 18.1 have a high school diploma or GED, 2.8% do not have a high school diploma Of the 51.9% with higher education, 55.6% have their Bachelor’s, 24.7% have their Master’s, 11.4% have an associate degree, 3.6% have their doctorate, 4.6% have their professional degree Homeownership rate – 71% Median vale of owner-occupied housing $174,5000 Median household income $58910 Persons below poverty level 10.9% Missouri Pre-Service Teacher Assessment — Contextual Factors Chart 1 Types of Factors: Community, District, School, Classroom Demographics, and Knowledge of Students Contextual Factors District Total Enrollment – 17,229 students (e.g., enrollment; percent of students Ethnicities – 63.4% White, 15.6% Black, 11.4% receiving free or reduced-price lunches; Asian, 5% Hispanic, 4.4% Multiracial, .2% Indian, . 1% Pacific Islander graduation rates; ethnicities; percent of students with IEPs; percent of students who 20.3% are eligible for Free and Reduced Lunch are ELLs; per-pupil expenditures) Staffing Ratios – 14 students per teacher School Total Enrollment – 659 students (e.g., enrollment; percent of students Ethnicities – 74.5% White, 10.3% Asian, 8.2% Black, receiving free or reduced-price lunches; MAP 3.2% Hispanic, .2% Indian, 3.6% Multiracial 20% of 659 students are Free/Reduced Lunch scores and AYP data; ethnicities; percent of students with IEPs; percent of students who Staffing Ratios – 14 students per teacher are ELLs; the teacher-to-student ratio) Due to confidentiality, I was not able to access IEP information. There are no ELL students at my school, as previously mentioned. For 2014, my school’s proficient MAP scores were 66.9% for English, 73.6% for math, and 63.4% for science. Classroom Demographics 2 Multiethnic, 4 Indian, 22 White (e.g., ethnicities; gender ratios; special 28 kids total: 12 boys, 16 girls needs, including those of gifted students, those of students with physical needs, and 1 student with a learning disability in math, those due to cultural characteristics) 1 student with a learning disability in reading and language, 1 student with a learning disability in math and language, and 1 student with ADHD. There are no identified gifted students in this class. Knowledge of Students Based on my student learning inventory, the data shows that more than 50% of my students (in terms of the whole class and identify as kinesthetic or auditory learners. They individual students) require lots of movement, and listening and (e.g., language needs; approaches to speaking activities. learning; prior learning and experiences; The students with IEPs require extended time for academic proficiencies/MAP scores; homework and exams (with the option for an behavioral differences; areas of interest) alternate testing location), lots of repetition and drill, rewording, and teacher notes. © 2015 MoDESE. The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, or disability in its programs and activities. Inquiries related to Department programs and to the location of services, activities, and facilities that are accessible by persons with disabilities may be directed to the Jefferson State Office Building, Office of the General Counsel, Coordinator—Civil Rights Compliance (Title VI/Title IX/504/ADA/Age Act), 6th Floor, 205 Missouri Pre-Service Teacher Assessment — Contextual Factors Chart 2 Jefferson Street, PO Box 480, Jefferson City, MO 65102-0480; telephone number 573-526-4757 or TTY 800-735-2966; e-mail Missouri Pre-Service Teacher Assessment (MoPTA) Daily Reflection Form 3


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