ERIC Number: ED088874
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Nov
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Western Kentucky University Teacher Preparation Evaluation System. Case Study.
Western Kentucky Univ., Bowling Green.
Western Kentucky University is engaged in testing an evaluation system designed to obtain objective, quantifiable data on graduates of its teacher education program. Each year 20 elementary and 20 secondary participants are randomly selected at the beginning of their student teaching experience. Participants are observed during their preservice student teaching and at the end of their first, third, and fifth years as practicing teachers. Instruments used for data collection are five general types: questionnaires, personality scales, rating scales, direct classroom observation systems, and transcripts of grades. At the end of each data collection period, all information is placed on computer disc and a continuing data base is maintained. Appropriate statistics are computed and made available for study by faculty. To date, 2 years of data collection have been completed and planning for a third is now in progress. Seventy-eight student teachers and 22 practicing teachers have been studied in 70 different schools in Kentucky. Descriptive statistics are available for approximately 230 measured variables. (Author/HMD)
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Authoring Institution: Western Kentucky Univ., Bowling Green.