ERIC Number: ED164489
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Evaluation of Student Teachers: Ratings by Supervising Teachers on Nine Performance Variables. Research Report, Vol. 8, No. 4.
Blackmon, C. Robert; And Others
The ratings given by supervising teachers to student teachers over a two-year period were studied with the aim of determining a consensus on evaluating the student teaching experience. The following nine performance variables were selected as important to successful teaching: (1) enthusiasm; (2) English usage; (3) poise; (4) classroom control; (5) teaching skills; (6) organization; (7) command of subject; (8) general information; and (9) overall teaching performance. Some conclusions reached were that supervisors' ratings of student teaching performance tend to be consistent with cumulative academic achievement; the sex of the student had little influence on performance; and elementary teachers received higher ratings than secondary teachers. The high correlations among the nine teaching performance variables, the supervising teachers' ratings on overall evaluation, and a constructed Factor 1 (an index reflective of the nine teaching performance variables) suggest the existence of a factor controlling the supervising teachers' ratings on teaching performance variables. It is suggested that an intern's teaching effectiveness is influenced by the personality of the intern, and that physical attractiveness may be a predictor of a student teacher's progress and potential. (JD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Louisiana State Univ., Baton Rouge. Bureau of Educational Materials and Research.