ERIC Number: ED028999
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1969-Jan
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Isolating Relevant Variables in Student Teaching Assessment. Final Report.
Sharpe, Donald M.
Two instruments for evaluating the classroom behavior of secondary student teachers, the Secondary Student Teacher Performance Profile (SSTPP) and the Teacher Classroom Activity Profile (TCAP), were developed and tested for reliability and predictive capacity. The SSTTP is comprised of nine bipolar, research-based criteria (such as Friendly vs. Aloof); five deal with personality, two with logical thinking, and two with organization. The TCAP categorizes seven classroom activities, which together encompass four levels of behaviorally defined intellectual activity: managing, informing, thinking, and thinking about thinking. The instruments were subjected for three years to five treatment patterns (which varied as to number of observers and classroom visits per student teacher, time between observations, and observer training) to determine the effects of different observer patterns on reliability. Use of the TCAP revealed that only 10 percent of the classroom time was devoted to reasoning and thinking--which suggests a need for curriculum revisions. Relationships between SSTPP data and other data (such as grade point average) were not high enough to be of predictive value. The highest observer training; the next highest which approached acceptability (.80), was team observation. (Research which influenced the development of the instruments is reviewed and a 68-item bibliography is included.) (LP)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Indiana State Univ., Terre Haute. School of Education.