ERIC Number: ED364543
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Assessing Teaching Behaviors through Video Portfolios in Field Experiences.
Zelazek, John R.; And Others
This paper describes the redesign of the goals and objectives of a secondary teacher education program employing authentic assessment. A sophomore level field experience course was identified to run a pilot study of an assessment process that employed video portfolios for evaluation of students' teaching behaviors. The videotapes set the basis (with a measurable and observable baseline) for developing a portfolio to be used throughout the program and during future job interviews. Following a review of the literature, reflecting a national movement to provide more measurable and clearly defined teaching outcomes, the following steps of the redesign are highlighted: (1) development and refinement of program goals and objectives; (2) development of assessment instruments; and (3) collaborative assessment efforts with school districts. Steps which are to be completed over the next three years are also presented. Appendixes provide a list of assessment systems tasks; a syllabus entry for the Introductory Field Experience Course; field experience guidelines for students enrolled in the field experience course; a student evaluation form; a copy of a cover letter addressed to cooperating teachers explaining the teaching behavior assessment; and a Field Experience Performance Evaluation instrument. (Contains 19 references.) (LL)
Descriptors: College School Cooperation, Education Courses, Education Majors, Field Experience Programs, Higher Education, Performance Based Assessment, Performance Based Assessment, Pilot Projects, Portfolios (Background Materials), Preservice Teacher Education, Program Development, Secondary Education, Student Evaluation, Videotape Recordings
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Information Analyses; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Collaboration for Improvement of Teacher Educ
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Missouri Unit Association of Teacher Educators (Osage Beach, MO, November 12, 1993).