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ERIC Number: ED026454
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966
Pages: 44
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Clinical Evaluation of Predictive Data for Prospective Home Economics Teachers.
Gilbert, Ardyce Lucile
This investigation, part of a longitudinal study of homemaking teacher effectiveness, was designed to explore the usefulness of clinical judgments to predict teacher success. Clinical judgment is defined as involving the ability to make sound decisions after gathering and evaluating all the pertinent evidence, weighing possible alternatives in terms of past experience or normative probabilities, and arriving at problem solutions which reflect basic science orientations. The plan worked to determine the reliability of the judge's estimates and to correlate their estimates and the composite success scores. Ten judges, including clinical psychologists, guidance counselors, and home economic teacher educators each analyzed 16 randomly assigned cases, providing two evaluations per case. Statistical analysis revealed significant differences among judges, subjects, and measures, and that correlation of judges' estimates and composite success scores was not feasible. All types of predictive data were considered useful as they were referred to in the judges' evaluation. The appendix contains interpretations of test scores and samples of the judges' rating sheet. (FP)
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Authoring Institution: Iowa State Univ. of Science and Technology, Ames.