ERIC Number: ED102687
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972
Reference Count: N/A
Assessment of Teaching Competence for Improvement of Instruction.
National IOTA Program, Tempe, AZ.
This report provides a general overview of the Instrument for the Observation of Teaching Activities (IOTA) program for assessing and improving teacher competence. IOTA is an analytic, objective, and specific means of assessing teaching activities. The normal three-step progression of groups through the introductory and training stages of the program into the implementation stage is described, followed by a flow chart that graphically illustrates the relationships between various facets of the IOTA program. Six major areas of teacher responsibility are identified, and their use as criteria for assessing teaching competence is discussed. Examples of IOTA materials are included, along with a list of selected school districts involved in implementation of the IOTA program. (JG)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National IOTA Program, Tempe, AZ.