ERIC Number: ED335407
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Classroom Assessments of 6000 Teachers: What Do the Results Show about the Effectiveness of Teaching and Learning?
Hill, Flo H.; And Others
This paper presents the results of a series of summary analyses of descriptive statistics concerning 5,720 Louisiana teachers who were assessed with the System for Teaching and Learning Assessment and Review (STAR)--a comprehensive on-the-job statewide teacher assessment system--during the second pilot year (1989-90). Data were collected by about 3,000 principals, master teachers, and other Louisiana educators in STAR assessor certification programs during fall 1989 and spring 1990 professional development sessions. The 1989-90 STAR is used to: (1) assess the quality of teaching and learning on sets of assessment indicators (AIs) that define 21 teaching and learning components (TLCs); and (2) 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 renewable professional certification (RPC). The STAR is organized into four performance dimensions defined by subelements/TLCs, with a total of 140 AIs. Data were summarized by computing frequencies of acceptable and unacceptable decisions for each of the STAR TLCs, as well as the individual AIs within each component. The results are presented as summaries for AIs by each STAR TLC: for elementary and secondary education, for beginning and experienced teachers, within cognitive group, within performance group, and between cognitive and performance groups. Summary comparisons between 1989 (first pilot year) and 1989-90 (second pilot year) STAR TLCs are included. Appendix A presents five data tables. Appendix B outlines the organizational structure of the 1989 STAR. (RLC)
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Educational Quality, Elementary School Teachers, Evaluation Criteria, Evaluators, Learning Strategies, Performance Based Assessment, Secondary School Teachers, State Programs, Summative Evaluation, Teacher Certification, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Evaluation, Teaching Methods, Testing Programs
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Louisiana; 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).