ERIC Number: ED127369
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Beginning Teacher Evaluation Study: Phase II, 1973-74, Final Report: Volume IV. Pupil and Teacher Tests.
Ekstrom, Ruth B.
The Beginning Teacher Evaluation Study (BTES), Phase II, was a research project on effective teaching behavior--what teachers do that significantly affects what and how pupils learn. The purposes of Phase II were to (1) develop an assessment system for measuring teacher and student behaviors and other factors which could influence each of them and their interrelationships and (2) generate hypotheses about the interrelationships among teacher and pupil behaviors and related factors. Forty-one second grade and 54 fifth grade experienced teachers participated in the study. This volume focuses on the teacher and pupil measures used in the study. Student background measures included demographic data, academic ability, and cognitive style. Student achievement measures included cognitive skills, decoding, reading comprehension, mathematics application, and mathematics attitude. A variety of teacher measures were used--tests of teacher aptitude and cognitive style, teaching and subject matter knowledge, and teacher attitudes toward teaching. Other measures were also included in the study: a diagnostic film test, a teacher questionnaire on the school setting, a teacher background questionnaire, a Likert scale to elicit teacher and principal perceptions of school climate, an instrument to elicit teacher expectations for pupil performance, a pupil survey questionnaire completed by the teacher, a parent questionnaire, a questionnaire for principals on school characteristics, and a structured interview with the principals. (RC)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Achievement Tests, Aptitude Tests, Cognitive Style, Criterion Referenced Tests, Diagnostic Tests, Educational Testing, Elementary Education, Elementary School Students, Elementary School Teachers, Expectation, Films, Grade 2, Grade 5, Interviews, Item Analysis, Knowledge Level, Mathematics, Norm Referenced Tests, Principals, Questionnaires, Reading, Reading Tests, Standardized Tests, Statistical Analysis, Student Characteristics, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Behavior, Teacher Effectiveness, Test Reliability, Test Selection, Tests
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: California State Commission for Teacher Preparation and Licensing, Sacramento.; Educational Testing Service, Princeton, NJ.
Note: For related documents, see TM 005 524-535