Thursday, 17 May 2018

EDU 529 Assignment 5: Matrix to Focus and Plan Data Collection

 


Due Week 8 and worth 120 points

Refer to the Scenario for and Overview of Assignments 1-6.
Other Preparation
  • Review the “Matrix to Focus and Plan Data Collection” (PST 5.1) located in Chapter 5 of the Dessinger and Moseley textbook (2004).
  • Refer to Assignments 1, 2, 3, and 4 for the background you have provided on your planned evaluation project.

(Note: This assignment is another building block that will eventually become part of your confirmation evaluation plan for your course project.)

Write a three to four (3-4) page paper in which you:
  1. Create a matrix to focus and plan data collection for your proposed evaluation, providing detailed background information about the program and the evaluation; also providing three (3) columns labeled with the appropriate headings: (1) Where will we find the data? (2) How will we collect the data (techniques and tools)? and (3) How will we store the data?  .
  2. Provide under Heading 1 (Where will we find the data?) at least three (3) sources for data related to the previously established confirmative evaluation questions.
  3. Provide under Heading 2 (How will we collect the data (techniques and tools)?) appropriate techniques and tools for collecting the data.
  4. Provide under Heading 3 (How will we store the data?) a list of storage areas and description of the processes needed for storage.
  5. Provide a rationale for elements of the evaluation listed under Heading 1 (Where will we find the data?).
  6. Provide a rationale for elements of the evaluation listed under Heading 2 (How will we collect the data (techniques and tools)?).
  7. Provide a rationale for elements of the evaluation listed under Heading 3 (How will we store the data?).
  8. Assess the value of this matrix in planning and conducting an evaluation.
9.     Provide at least three (3) reliable, relevant, peer-reviewed references (no more than one used previously), published within the last five (5) years that support the paper’s claims.  

Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:
  • Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA. Single space the items in the matrix. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.
  • Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page, revision of the previous assignment, and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length.

The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:
  • Analyze the rationale and methods for formative and summative assessment.
  • Assess methods and tools used in assessment of adult learners.
  • Develop a plan for a program’s confirmative evaluation.
  • Use technology and information resources to research issues in assessment of adult learners.
  • Write clearly and concisely about the assessment of adult learners using proper writing mechanics.

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