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ERIC Number: ED068527
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Pages: 4
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A Procedure for Testing Teachers for the Improvement of Instruction and Their Scores on Certain Tests.
Goolsby, Thomas M., Jr.
A procedure for testing teachers anonymously in a rural county in the Southeast aims at improving the quality of instruction and the teachers' scores on the Nelson-Denny Reading Test, ITBS Subtests, and the Otis Lennon Mental Ability Test. Training sessions held afterwards to help teachers focus on outcomes of instruction, their measurement, and the interpretation of scores to students were viewed negatively by the teachers, who at first felt there was no need for testing themselves. There was a change of attitude when facts were presented concerning the great range and low median of their scores. Although the scores did not improve substantially over time, the teachers did apparently function better. The procedure offers a means of supplying teachers with unlimited information about their proficiency in given areas and should be helpful to all school personnel in the improvement of instruction. The results of the testing indicate that at least a third and probably 40% to 60% of teachers are deficient in most of the instructional areas for which they have responsibility, and a significant number have less than average ability. (LH)
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