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ERIC Number: ED264255
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Apr
Pages: 32
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Assessing Meritorious Teacher Performance: A Differential Validity Study.
Ellett, Chad D; Capie, William
The Teacher Assessment and Development System (TADS) - Meritorious Teacher Program (MTP) FORM instrument is used in the Dade County Public Schools, Miami, Florida, to evaluate teachers. Its validity for decisions concerning merit pay for master teachers was examined in this study. Specifically, its ability to discriminate between high performing versus other teachers was investigated. Peer teachers nominated superior teachers, and a comparison group was randomly selected. The TADS-MTP form was used to observe 82 teaching behaviors under 19 performance indicators in four categories: knowledge of subject matter; techniques of instruction; classroom management; and student-teacher relationship. The teachers were rated by a trained team including a principal from another school, a supervisor, and a peer teacher. The results indicated that meritorious teachers were nominated by 53.4 percent of their peers. Comparable numbers of elementary, junior, and senior high school teachers were selected. Perfect scores were achieved in 27 of 275 observations. The mean score of the merit teacher group was 67.9, the random teachers, 59.2. This difference was statistically significant. Of the 82 teaching behaviors, 52 significantly differentiated the two groups of teachers, as did the total score. (The list of teaching behaviors is appended.) (GDC)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Researchers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A