Search results for: Students' evaluation
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Data Literacy: Understanding Teachers' Data Use in a Context of Accountability and Response to Intervention
The purpose of this study is to understand the qualitatively different ways that current practicing teachers are using data to inform instruction. Nine elementary schools teachers participated in this study. Findings from teacher interviews are presented through the image of a ladder representing the stages that teachers experience as they engage in data usage to inform their instructional decision making. These findings have implications for teacher educators and school-based practitioners alike in better supporting the professional development of preservice and in-service teachers for this data-driven context of schools.
Updated: Sep. 02, 2010
In this article, the authors present a model for how technology can provide more observations about student learning than current assessments. To illustrate this approach, the authors describe their early research on using immersive technologies to develop virtual performance assessments. In their work in developing virtual inquiry curricula, the authors developed the ability to allow students to collect data on change over time, and to conduct experiments where time can be fast-forwarded. These capabilities allow for rich learning experiences
Updated: Jul. 04, 2010
This study examines the relationship between students’ English language learner (ELL) status and their level of opportunity to learn (OTL) as a factor that may explain performance difference between ELL and non-ELL students. Results indicate that measures of classroom OTL are associated with student performance. Further, ELL students report a lower level of OTL as compared with non-ELLs. Such differential levels of OTL may indeed play a role in the lower performance of ELLs. The results of this study suggest that students’ ability to understand teacher instructions influences reported levels of OTL.
Updated: May. 25, 2010
The purpose of this documentary account is twofold. First, the authors describe two strategic instructional assignments embedded in university courses at a large research institution in the United States that were designed to help teaching candidates move toward mastery. Second, the authors explicate candidates' performances on the assessments as well as evidence of the reliability of the assessments and scoring procedures. This case study provides evidence that advanced secondary teaching candidates are able to address instructional issues and engage in the kind of pedagogical reasoning more characteristic of experienced teachers.
Updated: May. 09, 2010
In this article, the authors were interested to examine the assertion that testing students on higher order thinking skills may reinforce these skills among them. Therefore, they developed a graduate course for inservice science teachers which combines face-to-face classroom discussions with online activities, interrelating teaching, learning, and assessment. The study examined the learning processes and outcomes of 51 graduate students.
Updated: Nov. 03, 2009
Lost in Translation: Using Video Annotation Software to Examine How A Clinical Supervisor Interprets and Applies A State-Mandated Teacher Assessment Instrument
This case study examines the reasoning of a clinical supervisor as she assesses preservice teacher candidates with a state-mandated performance assessment instrument. The supervisor’s evaluations were recorded using video annotation software . The clinical supervisor was asked to annotate the teaching videotapes of three preservice teachers. Findings indicate that the clinical supervisor found it difficult to interpret rubric criteria, often made tenuous claims about candidates’ performance, and tended to require students to design lessons that were artificial demonstrations of mandated competencies.
Updated: Oct. 21, 2009
This article reports the findings of an exploratory study concerning the development of higher-order conceptual understanding of Teaching Games for Understanding (TGfU). The authors analyzed the responses given in a high-stakes examination of 165 pre-service physical education teachers. The article justifies how a two-cycle structure of the observed learning outcome (SOLO) model can discriminate between the demonstrations of surface and deep conceptual understandings.
Updated: Oct. 20, 2009
Responding to the Challenges Posed by Summative Teacher Candidate Evaluation: A Collaborative Self-Study of Practicum Supervision by Faculty
This collaborative self-study describes how two new faculty members responded to the challenges posed by the teacher candidate evaluation process. Methods used included formal tape-recorded discussions during meetings of the self-study group of newly hired faculty, email correspondence, field notes, feedback from public forums about their work, and teacher candidate insights concerning the practicum evaluation process conducted by faculty.New strategies were developed to address the tensions associated with using summative evaluations in a formative framework and to improve practice during faculty practicum supervision.
Updated: Aug. 25, 2009
This study provides findings on assessments used to determine candidates' knowledge of pedagogy at program entry and exit. The general question this study explored was: What claims can be made about the knowledge and skills of early childhood teacher candidate graduates? Pre- and post-assessments were administered to 147 EC-4 teacher candidates to measure the growth of their knowledge from program entry to exit.
Updated: Jun. 11, 2009
This study documents ethical conflicts faced by teachers in the United States regarding assessment of students. The most frequently mentioned assessment topics causing conflict included grading, standardized testing, and special populations. These findings suggest that explicit guidelines for defining and avoiding unethical behavior would be helpful to teachers in developing their assessment practices.
Updated: Jun. 10, 2009