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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
Students' reactions to the intersection between ongoing experiences in the university classroom and student teaching constitute the formative component of learning assessment called self-assessment. Student reactions constituted evidence for final self-evaluation, the summative component of self-assessment. The implementation of a self-evaluation protocol in a science methods course provided the focus for a descriptive and interpretive study.
Updated: Jun. 10, 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
This is a theoretical paper. It will explore whether a broader view of knowledge, digital literacy and assessment forms can generate new ways of adapted education within Knowledge Promotion Reform and the digitised school.
Updated: May. 25, 2009
Assessment for Learning to Teach: Appraisal of Practice Teaching Lessons by Mentors, Supervisors, and Student Teachers
Supporting student teachers in learning to teach is a collaborative effort by mentor teachers, teacher education supervisors, and student teachers. Each of the participants appraises effort and progress in learning to teach from different perspectives, however. This study explores how practice lessons are assessed by multiple raters. Triad members (51 participants in total) rated a particular teaching performance in a lesson given by the student teacher.
Updated: Mar. 26, 2009
The Use of Google Page Creator to Develop E-Portfolios in a Teacher Education Program: An Example from Portugal
In this paper, still in progress, the authors present how Web 2.0 tools can be successfully used for promoting collaboration and technological skills in teacher education programs. The experience involved the use of Web 2.0 tools – Googlepages and GoogleDocs – to build an e-portfolio for group work and assessment.
Updated: Jan. 05, 2009
Assessment and Academic Identity: Using Embedded Assessment as an Instrument for Academic Socialization in Science Education
This research explores using a teaching approach that attempts to balance test preparation with creating “teachable moments” for students. This approach involves the use of a sequence of assessments to introduce topics through formative assessment in order to identify students’ understanding, and beginning instruction based on an evaluation of students’ knowledge and alternative conceptions. In an attempt to balance classroom instruction and large-scale test preparation, this science teacher attempted to use a teachable moment assessment approach as a teaching tool.
Updated: Dec. 17, 2008
Assessing the Effects of Small School Size on Mathematics Achievement: A Propensity Score-Matching Approach
Small schools have been promoted as an educational reform that is capable of improving student outcomes.This study investigates the potential effect of attending smaller schools on student mathematics achievement using propensity score matching techniques. This study suggests that creating smaller schools might not be the best mechanism to raise student achievement.
Updated: Dec. 17, 2008
Development of a performance assessment task and rubric to measure prospective secondary school mathematics teachers’ pedagogical content knowledge and skills
The article describes an assessment task designed to assess secondary school mathematics preservice teacher content knowledge skills. The task and rubric were developed in collaboration with five education faculty, four arts and sciences faculty, and four high school teachers over a period of one year.
Updated: Nov. 11, 2008
Research suggests that at least half of all students enrolled in online courses are not course completers. Obviously, increasing the percentage of program completers in the distance learning environment is essential. This article details a proven and comprehensive system to achieve this objective, using the authors' experiences at Purdue University Calumet in Hammond, Indiana, as a framework.
Updated: Nov. 09, 2008