ERIC Number: ED264192
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1986
Reference Count: N/A
A Documentation and Assessment System for Student and Program Development. ERIC Teacher Education Monograph No. 3.
Zimpher, Nancy L.; Loadman, William E.
This monograph grew out of an effort to develop a new and comprehensive system for evaluation of teacher education programs at Ohio State University (OSU). The need for a more sophisticated evaluation system became apparent as it was noted that follow-up studies revealed that many graduates of the College of Education took their first jobs unequipped with many skills the curriculum was supposedly providing. Also, the system had no feedback loop which would enable the College to identify and correct student and program deficiencies. The monograph provides an overview of the literature on teacher education evaluation systems, and describes issues at OSU that can be generalized to other institutions. Descriptions are provided of the student and program evaluation system that has emerged at OSU, including its conceptual base, the components of the system, and its implementation process. The instrumentation used in the program is presented, as well as analyses of data produced from the system. Discussions are included on the implications drawn from the findings of the system, the proposed next steps in the system's development, and the significance of such a system to the improved effectiveness of the teacher education enterprise. It is believed that this system is replicable in whole or in part in many other settings, and special care is taken to explain the rationale, to provide many examples of forms and materials used, and to document the implementation process at each step of the way. Appendixes present: a hypothetical individual profile; the Freshman Early Experiencing Program (FEEP) exploration profile, 1982-83; an analysis of teacher candidate profile ratings, 1982-83; a summary of findings from a follow-up questionnaire, 1982-83; and elements, activities, and strategies for implementing an evaluation system. (JD)
Descriptors: Higher Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Program Development, Program Evaluation, Program Improvement, Teacher Education Curriculum, Teacher Education Programs
ERIC Clearinghouse on Teacher Education, One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 610, Washington, DC. 20036 ($8.50 prepaid).
Publication Type: ERIC Publications; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, Washington, DC.; National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Teacher Education, Washington, DC.