ERIC Number: ED191916
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Using Pupil Achievement to Validate Ratings of Student Teacher Performance.
Capie, William; And Others
The magnitude of simple and multiple correlations between the Teacher Performance Assessment Instruments (TPAI) ratings of elementary student teachers and achievement gains of their pupils is assessed, as well as the impact of certain methodological and contextual factors on the validity coefficients generated. The TPAI is a set of four instruments including: Teaching Plans and Materials; Classroom Procedures; Interpersonal Skills; and Professional Standards. Participants were 33 undergraduate interns in early elementary education and several hundred pupils in grades K though 5. Interns were rated by the classroom supervising teacher and the college supervisor twice: once during the first quarter of internship and again during the second quarter. During both quarters the pupils were pre- and posttested on unit objectives developed by the interns. The pre- and posttests were used to assess student growth, and an effectiveness index (i.e., the class mean of the percentage of the possible gain) was computed for each pupil. Results indicated that 77 of 105 TPAI ratings on the first occasion, and 54 of 200 on the second occasion, were significantly and positively related to achievement gains. (RL)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Classroom Observation Techniques, Competency Based Teacher Education, Correlation, Elementary Education, Higher Education, Predictor Variables, Pretests Posttests, Student Teacher Supervisors, Student Teaching, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Evaluation, Teaching Skills
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Georgia; Teacher Performance Assessment Instruments
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (64th, Boston, MA, April 7-11, 1980).