ERIC Number: ED254532
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Oct
Reference Count: 0
An Adaptation of the Teacher Performance Assessment Instruments (TPAI) in a Teacher Preparation Program in Northern Nevada.
Trent, John H.; Gilman, Robert A.
This study was designed to determine the feasibility of using the Teacher Performance Assessment Instruments (TPAI) to evaluate student teacher performance in northern Nevada by a more accurate and mutually acceptable method. Developed and validated by the University of Georgia, passing the TPAI is required for teacher certification in Georgia. The TPAI consists of three instruments for rating teacher competencies: (1) Teaching Plans and Materials; (2) Classroom Procedures; and (3) Interpersonal Skills. Ninety secondary student teachers, their cooperating teachers, and five university supervisors completed the TPAI near the end of an 8-week student teacher practicum. Significant correlations among the ratings of all triad members indicated the TPAI can be used as envisioned to improve both the preparation and evaluation of student teachers. (BS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Nevada; Teacher Performance Assessment Instruments
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Northern Rocky Mountain Educational Research Association (2nd, Jackson Hole, WY, October 4-6, 1984).