ERIC Number: ED127374
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Beginning Teacher Evaluation Study: Phase II, 1973-74, Final Report: Volume V.5. The Reports of Teachers About Their Mathematics and Reading Instructional Activities.
Elias, Patricia J.; And Others
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 pupil 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 of the final report presents information on the structured work diaries which include five separate instruments developed to yield comprehensive information about the approaches of individual teachers to reading and mathematics instruction. The instruments were: Reading Program Overview, Mathematics Program Overview, Reading Work Diary, Mathematics Work Diary, and Reading and Mathematics Work Diary for Paraprofessionals and Other Teaching Adults in the Classroom. The information from the Work Diaries and the Program Overviews was organized to indicate, by grade level and within subject areas, the academic emphasis, the quality of the teaching methodology, the complexity of organizational structure, and the variety and types of instructional materials used. The accuracy of sections of the teacher reports was tested against observational information from the project classrooms and related to pupil skill growth in reading and mathematics. (RC)
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