Search results for: Performance based assessment
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In this article, the authors examine a rubric used to assess students’ writing in a large-scale testing program. They present empirical evidence for the existence of a potentially widespread threat to the validity of rubric assessments that arose due to design features. The research casts doubt on whether rubrics with structurally aligned categories can validly assess complex skills.
Updated: Feb. 10, 2015
This study explored how preservice teachers demonstrate evidence of cultural competence in the work sample. Using the Teacher Work Sample (TWS), a plan for instruction serving as a teacher performance assessment, the research examines the document for evidence of cultural competence. Twenty TWSs ultimately fell into four distinct categories designated as static, reactive, active, and proactive. The author concludes that this study found heavy evidence of recognition and response within the reactive, active, and proactive TWSs; however, teacher educators must take care to use multiple ways to measure the cultural competence of preservice teachers, and we need more research in this area.
Updated: Oct. 06, 2014
In this article, the author contrasts two motivation theories often used to guide thinking about teacher evaluation, in order to develop an overarching theory of how evaluation works. The external motivation theory relies on economics and extrinsic incentives, and the internal motivation uses psychology and intrinsic incentives. These theories and available evidence raise doubts about performance-based pay, but not the use of other extrinsic incentives.
Updated: Aug. 20, 2014
Predicting Performance: A Comparison of University Supervisors’ Predictions and Teacher Candidates’ Scores on a Teaching Performance Assessment
The purpose of this study is to examine the relationship between university supervisors’ predictions and teacher candidates’ performance on a summative assessment based on a capstone teaching event, part of the Performance Assessment for California Teachers (PACT). The findings indicate that university supervisors’ perspectives about their candidates did not always correspond with outcomes on the PACT teaching event, a summative performance assessment. In addition, most of the candidates with the highest and lowest scores on the assessment were not those for whom the supervisors anticipated outstanding or poor performance.
Updated: Jul. 02, 2013
Critical Examination of Candidates’ Diversity Competence: Rigorous and Systematic Assessment of Candidates' Efficacy to Teach Diverse Student Populations
The authors discuss the inadequacy of current assessment practices to measure teacher candidates’ competence to teach diverse students. The authors present two new scales to measure teachers’ competence to teach diverse populations. The Teachers’ Sense of Inclusion Efficacy Scale (I– TSES), and the Teachers’ Sense of Diversity Efficacy Scale (D–TSES). These two efficacy instruments based on the highly reliable and valid Teachers’ Sense of Efficacy Scale (TSES). The authors argue that teacher education programs that integrate all three scales—TSES, I–TSES, and D–TSES—into their systematic program assessment would be able to more comprehensively address candidates’ diversity competence.
Updated: Jun. 18, 2013
Negotiating Implementation of High-Stakes Performance Assessment Policies in Teacher Education: From Compliance to Inquiry
In this article, the authors describe the strategic response of one teacher education program to the challenges of implementing a set of new high-stakes state teaching performance assessment policies. These state policy mandates were perceived by faculty and staff to intrude strongly on the integrity of local program values and practices. In a strategic effort to negotiate the tension between these perceptions and the institutional necessity of implementing the new policies, the authors developed an approach to policy implementation aimed at shifting the discourse of implementation from a focus on compliance to a focus on inquiry.
Updated: Feb. 29, 2012
In this article, the authors describe a set of research and assessment strategies used to evaluate program outcomes in the Stanford Teacher Education Programme during a period of program redesign over the course of a decade. The authors conclude that the measures of teacher effectiveness are unlikely to help teacher educators improve programs without a rich array of other tools that reveal how specific experiences support candidates in developing useful practices.
Updated: May. 26, 2011
Standards-Based Performance Assessment for the Evaluation of Student Teachers: A Consequential Validity Study
The study was conducted to evaluate the consequential validity of the instrument Samples of Teaching Performance (STP). 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.
Updated: Mar. 22, 2011
Assessment plays an integral role in teaching and learning in higher education and teachers have a strong interest in debates and commentaries on assessment as and for learning. This article reports on a project experimenting with interview panels as authentic assessment with preservice early childhood teachers. At the end of their first semester of study, students enrolled in the Graduate Diploma of Education program at the Queensland University of Technology in Australia were required to participate in a panel interview where they were graded by a panel made up of three faculty staff and one undergraduate student. Results indicated that both students and staff valued the experience and felt it was authentic.
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