ERIC Number: ED161957
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: N/A
Teacher Performance Assessment Instruments: A Guide to Interpretation.
Capie, William; And Others
This manual was prepared to assist in the development of skills requisite to rating the performance of student or beginning teachers. The activities prescribed in the manual are intended to enable experienced teachers to describe the spectrum of performances indicative of the 18 competencies subsumed in the Teacher Performance Assessment Instruments (TPAI). The Teaching Plans and Materials Instrument (TPM) was designed to assess lesson plans, teaching methods, and instructional materials used by teachers in terms of their appropriateness to the students' ability levels, learning rates and styles, and learning problems. Data for the Classroom Procedures and Interpersonal Skills Instruments are gathered simultaneously during a single visit to a classroom. Discussions of TPAI include objectives, conditions of use, practice administration, interview questions, decision simulation, scoring procedures, school practice activities, recording and managing data, and test items. Data collectors should: (1) be teachers who can demonstrate the competencies described in TPAI; (2) have a minimum of three years classroom teaching experience; (3) have a strong grasp of psychological foundations and of methods and curriculum; (4) possess interpersonal skills; and (5) provide letters of recommendation from supervisors and peers. Practice lesson plans for TPAI data collectors are provided in TM 008 012. (Author/JAC)
Descriptors: Classroom Observation Techniques, Data Collection, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluators, Lesson Observation Criteria, Performance Tests, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Evaluation, Teaching Skills, Test Interpretation, Testing
Teacher Assessment Project, College of Education, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia 30602 ($3.50)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Georgia State Dept. of Education, Atlanta. Div. of Program and Staff Development.
Authoring Institution: Georgia Univ., Athens. Coll. of Education.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Teacher Performance Assessment Instruments