ERIC Number: ED346111
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Apr
Reference Count: 0
The Influence of High-Stakes Evaluation Conditions on Educators' Verifications of Assessment Indicators of Effective Teaching and Learning.
Evans, Lynn; And Others
The System for Teaching and Learning Assessment and Review (STAR) is a comprehensive on-the-job teacher assessment system designed to collect information and make important decisions about the quality of effective teaching and student learning in classrooms within an interactive framework of professional development and support. The Louisiana STAR was developed in response to a Louisiana legislative mandate. A statewide content verification survey was conducted to determine if revised STAR indicators are reasonable expectations for beginning and experienced teachers in Louisiana. The sample consisted of approximately 230 educators (27% teachers, 45% school administrators, 7% instructional supervisors, and 20% others) named as knowledgeable about the STAR indicators. Data were collected with an instrument designed to explore areas of concern about each of the 117 indicators found in the 1990-91 STAR. A total of 139 usable surveys were returned. Teachers supported the content of the revised 1990-91 version of STAR. The majority of respondents endorsed each of the indicators as applicable to their subject areas and free of bias. Appendices present 34 pages of study findings in the format of the STAR, including: (1) demographic information about the sample; (2) the structure of the STAR assessment; and (3) study directions. There is a seven-item list of references. (SLD)
Descriptors: Administrators, Attitude Measures, Content Validity, Decision Making, Educational Indicators, Elementary School Teachers, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Methods, Learning, Professional Development, Secondary School Teachers, State Programs, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Evaluation, Teaching Methods
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers; Tests/Questionnaires
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 (San Francisco, CA, April 20-24, 1992).