Student Learning Objectives (SLO)
Name of teacher:Adam Rodriguez
Content Area:Visual Imaging Technology
Type of SLO: Class-level
Interval of instruction:September 6th-June 16th
First year VIT students from all six districts. This is only the second year that I have used the ACA certification and I want to see what growth can occur from year one to year two.
Learning Standards or Competencies
X. TECHNICAL SKILLS
F. Electronic Publishing and Printing, Pre-Press, and Output.
Identify and demonstrate principles of layout and design
Identify type terminology, styles, and uses
Identify proofreader’s marks, proofread and mark-up copy
Make conversions using printer systems of measurement
Demonstrate steps in the creative process (thumbnail, rough, comp, mechanical, etc.)
Crop, scale, and manipulate photographs
Prepare elements for a variety of imposition layouts
Demonstrate basic computer knowledge
Demonstrate proficiency in computer graphic applications
Demonstrate knowledge of pre-flighting electronic files
Output color separations from digital files
Assemble single-color, spot color, and process color jobs
Demonstrate knowledge of personalization by geographic or other characteristics
Demonstrate ability to calculate paper costs for job, waste included
Differentiate between web, multimedia, and print graphics
Exhibit knowledge of PDF workflow
Demonstrate knowledge of different color modes and color management, i.e. CMYK and RGB
Exhibit familiarity with desktop and large format printers
Demonstrate knowledge of scanners, cameras, plate technology, and other peripherals
Pre Assessment of the CTE area segments. Given during the first week of school. The pretest addresses outcomes in each of the segments.
Segment 3:Intro to design and image development
Segment 4:Introduction to image output
Segment 7:Applied academics
Segment 10:Advanced image output
Adobe Certified Associate certification test
I would like to see 50% of the students earn their ACA certification. These students would need to score a 700/1000 or above to accomplish this.
Last year was the first year using this certification system and approximately 25% of the students earned their certificate. I think it is important to increase the number of students that pass the test. To accomplish this the students in the bottom 30% will need to drastically improve.
Instructional Strategies and Interventions
I will use weekly short quizzes to constantly monitor the student's knowledge of Electronic Publishing and Printing, Pre-Press, and Output.
This year I was short of my goal in which I wanted 50% of the students to pass the Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) test. 41% of my students passed the ACA Photoshop CC exam and 36% passed the Illustrator CC exam. Still relatively new to this testing process I feel that these are still good results. I feel that I have found some problematic areas to focus on in the future.
This year I used an online practice and study program that did not go very well. I will not be using that program in the future. I think that scores can be improved in the future by creating my own practice projects and quizzes for my students. I think utilizing the "training" mode early in the school year will also benefit many beginner level students.
When reviewing the data I am happy with the growth seen over the course of the school year. Many students came into the class with little or no experience with this software and gained a great amount of knowledge in a relatively short period of time.
By passing this test students earn an industry certification, this test is hard and meant to be hard, if it were easy it would't mean a lot. Those that passed have earned something that is meaningful towards their future career goals. I look at this year of ACA testing as a success and hope to continue improving on these scores in the future.