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ERIC Number: ED367477
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Nov
Pages: 18
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
A Study of the Relationship between Early Childhood Teacher Evaluation Instruments and Developmentally Appropriate Practices/Code of Ethics Criteria.
Hoot, James; And Others
This study determined the criteria used by administrators to assess effective teaching by early childhood public school teachers and explored the relationship between such evaluative criteria and research- and theory-based indicators of developmentally appropriate practices. Instruments used for evaluation were collected from 17 school districts in western New York State. Two raters, specially trained by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) to validate compliance of programs with guidelines for professional practices, independently rated the concurrence of each criterion item with criteria from recent NAEYC professional documents, including "Developmentally Appropriate Practice in Early Childhood Programs Serving Children from Birth through Age 8" and "Code of Ethical Conduct." Findings indicate that 14 of the 17 districts studied include criteria items consistent with those from NAEYC documents. Although in general, the assessed teacher evaluation instruments were aligned with professional document criteria, observations indicate that practices in many classrooms have little relationship to criterion items. A comprehensive teacher evaluation instrument closely aligned with the NAEYC documents was developed and is included. (MDM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Evaluation Dimensions; Evaluation Standards; New York (West)