Report on Assessment Activity for the Calendar Year 2002
The mission of the Division of Modern Languages is to advance the study of foreign languages in a direction that will serve the educational needs of a diverse citizenry in the 21st century. Our approach is two-fold encompassing both language proficiency and cultural understanding, so that students may learn to perceive themselves as but one part of the world's varied cultures. In the calendar year 2002, the division completed full assessment cycles for one certificate and three course clusters.
Graduates will demonstrate fourth semester proficiency in American Sign Language as specified by the Languages Articulation Task Force of Arizona and will demonstrate an understanding of norms, values, and beliefs of Deaf culture, in order to fulfill foreign language requirements necessary for transfer to a 4 year institution of higher learning, or for personal enrichment.
Graduates successfully meeting the selected competencies will be able to:
Apply critical thinking skills to analyze and evaluate texts which have a clear, underlying internal structure
Follow writing process (i.e. organizing, revising, proofreading) .
Demonstrate comprehension and language production, including cultural fluency.
Measurement tools, criteria, and results were:
100% of students will receive at least 70% on the exit exam in ASL 202, the capstone course. Results: 100% of students (10 of 10) received above 70% on their final exam.
100% of students will achieve at least 70% on a “word processed” paper that provides a clear, specific thesis. The paper will contain fully developed examples to support the thesis in a logical, coherent manner that demonstrates original thinking, depth of analysis, and comprehension. Collected research papers from ASL 202 class offered in Spring 2002. – 90% of students (9 of 10) received above 70% on their research paper.
100% of students will demonstrate a fourth semester language proficiency and cultural sensitivity through a one-on-one signed interview with the instructor. 100% of students (10 of 10) received above 70% on videotape showing proficiency skills.