Source: Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, Volume 38, Issue 4, pages 285 – 300. (November, 2010).
The study was conducted to evaluate the consequential validity of the instrument Samples of Teaching Performance (STP). This instrument was developed to assess student teachers' capacity to plan, deliver and evaluate a unit of instruction.
The participants in the study were 20 supervisors and 62 student teachers from three elementary and five secondary teacher preparation programs in Chile.
Student teachers described how this assessment had honed their sense of professionalism and promoted learning of the skills assessed. Supervisors reported enlarging the topics discussed with student teachers and making some changes to the supervisory process.
These findings are complemented by an analysis of the STP scores obtained by 24 student teachers, which showed better development of instructional skills when compared to pedagogical reasoning and reflection.