ERIC Number: ED338574
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Aug
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Preservice Teacher Evaluation: An Analysis of the Variance.
Stolworthy, Reed L.
This study was conducted to determine the degree of variance which exists among different groups of evaluators relative to their assessments of the teaching competencies demonstrated by preservice education students. Participants in the study were 75 undergraduates certified to teach by Washburn University's (Kansas) teacher preparation program during the spring and fall of 1990. Data were obtained from 102 cooperating teachers and 84 university supervisors regarding 25 competencies as perceived through the application of rating scales. Data analysis revealed three significant levels of difference for the respective groups of evaluators. The greatest level of differences occurred with respect to measuring the competency related to student teachers' ability to use appropriate resources for the development of lessons. Next were the significant differences regarding the assessments made concerning the student teachers' ability to develop appropriate evaluation devices. The third level was found relative to the student teachers' ability to choose appropriate strategies for teaching. The bulk of the document (58 pages) consists of 4 appendixes: (1) Tables 1-25--The Mean Standard Deviation; (2) Tables 26-50--The Analysis of Variance: Multiple Comparisons Using Fisher's LSD Matrix of Probabilities; (3) Table 51--Summary Table Listing Levels of Significance; and (4) the Evaluative Instruments. (LL)
Descriptors: Analysis of Variance, Cooperating Teachers, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Criteria, Evaluation Research, Higher Education, Minimum Competencies, Preservice Teacher Education, Rating Scales, Statistical Significance, Student Teacher Evaluation, Student Teacher Supervisors, Student Teachers
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
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Identifiers: Washburn University of Topeka KS