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Welding


Core Code Alignment

CTE / Skilled & Technical Sciences
    Precision Production Trades
        40100013110: Welding Technician - Entry Level CE


Recommendation

Reviewed, Not Recommended

Evaluation

While this is an informative text, with well developed online support softwares, it does not cover enough content to even merit consideration as a text for the Welding Technician, Entry Level course. This limited depth was the leading factor that led to this text not receiving a recommendation.


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Rubric : Generic

Content
Item 3 - Extensive 2 - Adequate 1 - Inadequate 0 - None
Alignment This item has not been graded.
This text only covers thermal cutting and SMAW processes.
Scaffolding Scaffolding supports for these materials are complex and challenging, engage learners from various skill levels and provide assistance for all students to enhance conceptual understanding; and offer opportunities for students to share evidence and research. Scaffolding supports for these materials engage learners from various skill levels and provides assistance for students to enhance conceptual understanding. Scaffolding supports for these materials engage learners from various skill levels. Scaffolding supports for these materials do not engage learners from various skill levels or provide scaffolding to enhance conceptual understanding.
The scaffolding presented in the text is very well designed.
Navigation This resource contains directions that are clear and understandable and are easy to navigate through. N/A N/A The instructions in this resource are unclear and navigation is difficult.
Everything provided with this text is fairly easy to navigate. The assignments could be programmed to operate better. It seems almost every link in the online navigation opens a new window.
Accessibility
Item 3 - Extensive 2 - Adequate 1 - Inadequate 0 - None
Bias Free This material is free from bias and can be used by all students regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, or disability, and is free from advertising, e-commerce or political interest, and is in compliance with the law and community standards. This series or title has material that may be interpreted as bias or promoting a commercial or political agenda, or may be considered to treat some groups unfairly. N/A This series or title has material that is clearly biased and favors a point of view that may be distracting to the educational experience of students.
No biases detected.
Adaptability Instructional materials in this resource are easily updated and adaptable for teacher and student use in individualized or group instructional settings, and are accessible for an appropriate time period to facilitate a proper learning environment for all students. Instructional materials in this resource have some features which are adaptable and are available for an acceptable time period. N/A Instructional materials in this resource are not adaptable or easily incorporated into a variety of educational settings.
Materials provided could be easily adapted to fit any program.
Technical Standards This curriculum meets the requirements of federal and state laws and accepted technical standards. Technical specifications and limitations, including hardware requirements, bandwidth demands, student data privacy, and software and web access restrictions are adequately described and noted, and allow for error free installation and use without purchase of additional components. N/A N/A This curriculum is limited by specifications that may require additional materials or technical assistance, or additional hardware, software, or infrastructure.
All parts of this curriculum material operated without issue, and should on any device.
Pedagogy
Item 3 - Extensive 2 - Adequate 1 - Inadequate 0 - None
Physical Characteristics In physical terms, this resource is durable, interactive, and provides high quality audio-visual and tactile experiences for all users. In physical terms, this resource is somewhat fragile in construction and provides limited tactile experiences for students. N/A In physical terms, this resource is designed to be disposable and temporary.
Everything provided was all digital.
Instructional Support Provided materials reference numerous available supplemental resources. Provided materials reference some available supplemental resources. N/A Provided materials do not refer to other supplemental resources.
There was not a whole lot of depth to the instructional supports.
Supplemental Resources No criteria provided. No criteria provided. No criteria provided. No criteria provided.
Resources supplemented the provided curriculum quite well.
Assessments These instructional resources contain a variety of formative and summative assessments that are aligned with core objectives, provide appropriate intervention strategies, and lead to observable performance and real-world experience. These instructional resources contain a limited number of assessments without intervention strategies. N/A These instructional resources do not provide assessment materials.
Assessments are well written and align with the content in each unit.

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