ERIC Number: ED335404
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Results of Iterative Standards-Setting Procedures for a Performance-Based System for Renewable Certification.
Lofton, Glenda G.; And Others
This report presents the results of an initial, iterative performance standards-setting (SS) task of a comprehensive on-the-job statewide teacher assessment system--the System for Teaching and Learning Assessment and Review (STAR). The 1990-91 STAR assesses and makes inferences about the quality of teaching and learning on sets of assessment indicators defining 21 teaching and learning components (TLCs). It is used to train principals, master teachers, supervisors, college faculty, and other educators to complete thorough assessments of beginning and experienced teachers' classroom performances for the purpose of obtaining renewable professional certification (RPC). The STAR is organized into four performance dimensions defined by subelements/TLCs. In the spring of 1990, a panel of 47 Louisiana educators participated in a 3.5-day workshop in which they used the results of STAR pilot research studies in 1988-90 as critical information for making initial STAR performance standards recommendations (PSRs) for the Louisiana Teaching Internship and the Statewide Teacher Evaluation Programs. The workshop served as a forum for the presentation/discussion of critical professional and program policy and implementation issues pertaining to PSRs. In the fall of 1990, a final recommendation was made relative to an appropriate performance standard for each test or variable under consideration. A set of iterative procedures was completed serially for each STAR TLC. Three PSRs for RPC were made for each STAR TLC. A 21-item list of references, 9 data tables, and 2 graphs are included. A summary of STAR data analysis results for 5,720 Louisiana teachers using 108 indicators is provided. (RLC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Iterative Methods; Louisiana; Performance Based Certification; System for Teaching Learning Assessment Review LA
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Chicago, IL, April 3-7, 1991).