UITE Faculty Spotlight
Sorensen, L. J., & Woltz, D. J. (2015). Transforming Response Time and Errors to Address Tradeoffs in Complex Measures of Processing Speed. Learning and Individual Differences, 40, 73-83.
|An experiment evaluated a transformation of response time (RT) into response rate adjusted for errors (RRAdj) for its ability to accommodate different speed-accuracy tradeoffs (SATs). Participants solved 2-step arithmetic problems under instructional conditions that emphasized speed versus accuracy of responding. RT and error variables were transformed using RRAdj and three additional computations to determine which better equated performance scores under the two tradeoff|
|conditions. Effective adjustment for SAT strategy was evaluated by the equivalence of predictive relationships with other variables, regardless of SAT instructional set. Of the scoring computations compared, RRAdj alone equated performance in the tradeoff conditions, and it was optimized when accuracy was adjusted for guessing. Thus, in certain multistep cognitive tasks, incorporating RT and error data in the RRAdj computation could at least partially adjust for differing SAT strategies and embody additional meaningful variance compared to the commonly used RT for correct responses.|
Honoring our 2014-2015 Career Mentor Teacher Awardees
Ken Dilley, Granite Park Junior High School, Granite District
Jessica Sellers, Westbrook Elementary, Granite District
UITE and SPED meet with future licensure students as a part of Red, White, and U 2015!
College of Education Student Research Fair
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|National Association of Multicultural Education (NAME) Conference!|
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Get REAL! Responsive Education for All Learners
Mary D. Burbank receives Sorensen Legacy Award
Assistant Dean and UITE Director, Mary D. Burbank receives Sorensen Legacy award to examine teacher education's role in preparing future teachers who value and enact teaching practices with linkage across the curriculum including but not limited to: fine arts, mathematics, and science with ties to technology and engineering. While curriculum integration is essential for all learners, the unique needs of children with disabilities and those learning English require specialized curricula and experiential learning that meet the vibrant characteristics of these students.
University of Utah Teacher Education Program Accorded National Accreditation
The University of Utah Teacher Education Program has formally received national accreditation through the Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC).
This is the first time in the history of the College of Education that the UofU has sought and received national recognition for the rigor and quality of its teacher education program which is designed and implemented through the Urban Institute for Teacher Education and the Department of Special Education in partnership with the four departments in the College of Education, six U colleges, the Utah System of Higher Education, the Utah State Office of Education, and school districts throughout Utah. Read More...