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This study explored the manifestation of differentiation for special education students in work sample lesson plans written by preservice teachers working toward an elementary credential. Specifically, the author examined the nature, characteristics, and evidence of instructional differentiation included in the work samples prepared by preservice teachers. Six themes emerge from this study into the extent to which preservice teachers plan for the instruction for students with disabilities in the general education classroom.
Updated: Sep. 14, 2011
In this study, the authors administered two instruments designed to assess and predict teacher effectiveness, the Teacherinsight Interview (TI) and the Renaissance Teacher Work Sample (TWS). The authors asked whether the TWS could serve as a significant predictor of the Tl score. The participants were 396 teacher candidates. This study showed that Praxis Principles of Learning and Teaching scores are significantly correlated with TWS score and TI score. Furthermore, certification level was significantly related to both TI and TWS total scores. However, a stepwise regression revealed only two variables -- certification level and Praxis PLT score -- as significant predictors of TI scores.
Updated: Jun. 26, 2011
Improving Preservice Teacher Preparation Through the Teacher Work Sample: Exploring Assessment and Analysis of Student Learning
This study describes how pre-service teachers performed on a Teacher Work Sample, a high-stakes instrument completed during student teaching. The study reviewed other available teacher preparation program data as possible confirmation that preservice teachers find the skills associated with assessment challenging to master. This study reveals that the lack of focus on assessment and analysis leads to preservice teachers having lesser concern about these skills. The review of preservice teacher performance on TWS indicators suggests a lack of consensus on how to teach preservice teachers to achieve the skills, particularly in the Assessment Plan and Analysis for Student Learning.
Updated: Jun. 18, 2011
Using Technology as a Tool for Learning and Developing 21st Century Citizenship Skills: An Examination of the NETS and Technology Use by Preservice Teachers With Their K-12 Students
This longitudinal 5-year study explored work samples and reflections of elementary and secondary preservice teachers in a graduate teacher education program. The study examined (a) to what extent did preservice teachers integrate technology into their instructional planning? (b) to what extent did K-12 students use technologies as a result of preservice teachers’ instructional designs? Findings indicated 85% of preservice teachers integrated technology skills and knowledge in instructional practice with their K-12 students.
Updated: May. 04, 2009
Preparing Preservice Teachers to Make Instructional Decisions: An Examination of Data from the Teacher Work Sample
The purpose of this American study was to examine student teachers’ ability to make instructional decisions as they engaged in teaching. The authors examined the narrative accounts provided by 150 student teachers within their teacher work samples (TWSs). Results indicated that most student teachers were able to implement some aspects of instructional decision making, such as noting a specific difficulty with student learning and making an on-the-spot adjustment in their instruction.
Updated: Jan. 21, 2009