ERIC Number: ED039183
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967
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The Application of a Special Approach to Teacher Selection and Appraisal.
Adams, Reed M. B.
This study tested the use of a specially prepared rating sheet, the U-AGE Questionnaire, to obtain information about individual performances in student teaching situations and in first on-the-job positions. Ratings of U (unacceptable), A (acceptable), G (good), or E (excellent) were given for 12 categories, including personal appearance, staff relationships, emotional stability, knowledge of subject matter, atmosphere of the classroom, reaction to suggestions, and professional growth and interest. Descriptive definitions of categories and ratings were given in a separate glossary. The subjects of the study were University of Maryland students majoring in secondary school teaching of English, social studies, mathematics, and science during 1963-64 who graduated and assumed teaching positions in the fall of 1964. The students' cooperating teachers and their University of Maryland supervisors furnished student-teaching ratings. Subsequent on-the-job ratings were supplied by the school principal and each teacher's subject supervisor. Comparison of the two sets of ratings indicates a reliable relationship between student teaching performance and later on-the-job performance and suggests that the U-AGE Questionnaire could be used to develop a record of student-teaching performance to be made available to future employers. (RT)
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Evaluation Criteria, Evaluation Methods, Secondary School Teachers, Student Teachers, Teacher Evaluation, Teacher Selection
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