ERIC Number: ED189102
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Apr
Reference Count: 0
An Alternative Approach to Assuring Teacher Competence. Publication #79.30.
Holley, Freda M.
Teachers, administrators, and a few parents and students rated 100 teacher competency statements with the help of the Research and Development Center for Teacher Education. These competency statements then served as the basis for the Professional Personnel Evaluation System (PPES), which also consists of rating scales to be completed by administrators, parents and students; detailed observation procedures; a handbook; and a computerized record of ratings for school-by-school comparisons. After the first year of operation (1978-79), participants felt that the new system was superior to the old method of teacher testing. There was great concern, however, over the variability in teacher ratings by administrators across schools. In 1979-80 other events intervened. Staff time costs were too high to justify the new system, raising the speculation that teacher testing may be the only way to establish a minimum competency level. (CP)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Austin Independent School District, TX. Office of Research and Evaluation.
Identifiers: Interrater Reliability; Professional Personnel Evaluation System
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (64th, Boston, MA, April 7-11, 1980). Contains some small print.