ERIC Number: ED201630
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Feb
Teaching Competency Assessment. An Interjudge Reliability Study for Student Teachers in Early Childhood and Elementary Education at West Chester State College.
Grafton, J. H.; And Others
This study measured the extent to which 111 student teachers, enrolled as seniors in an early childhood and elementary education program, demonstrated mastery of 51 role competencies in two seven-week student teaching experiences. The competencies were in the areas of planning, teaching techniques, and personal and professional attributes. Each competency statement was pre- and post-assessed by the student teachers, cooperating teachers, and college supervisors to produce Interjudge Reliability Coefficients. The results, borne out by the confirmation of seven hypotheses, showed that the students performed at a high level of competency. There were statistically significant amounts of agreement among the student teachers, cooperating teachers, and college supervisors on the levels of performance. An implication for professional education is that competency statements and pre- and post-assessment models can be used to describe performance and growth for individuals and programs. Tables and charts show pre- and post-assessment means and Interjudge Reliability Coefficients for the competencies. (FG)
Descriptors: Competency Based Teacher Education, Cooperating Teachers, Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Minimum Competencies, Minimum Competency Testing, Preservice Teacher Education, Program Evaluation, Student Characteristics, Student Evaluation, Student Teacher Supervisors, Student Teachers, Teaching Methods, Teaching Skills
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: West Chester State Coll., PA.
Note: Paper presented at the Annual National Conference of the Association of Teacher Educators (Dallas, TX, February, 1981). For related document, see SP 018 053. Colored pages may not reproduce well.