ERIC Number: ED283818
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Feb
Reference Count: 0
The Usefulness and Accuracy of Self Evaluation of Teaching Competencies.
Vollmer, Marian L.; And Others
Historically, it has been generally accepted that the evaluation of teaching competencies should be conducted by an administrator or a master teacher. There is a body of literature, however, that expresses the idea that self-assessment may also be a valuable source of information despite the uncontrollable defense mechanisms that may be inherent in the process. Using the Teacher Performance Assessment Instruments (TPAI) developed by the Georgia Teacher Assessment Project, researchers at the Falk Laboratory School at the University of Pittsburgh have collected, over a 2-year period, both self-evaluation data and expert assessment data from 22 graduate interns in the Master of Arts in Teaching program and the master teachers to whom they were assigned. This study's purposes are to report the relationships between the intern's self-evaluation and the master teacher's expert assessment and to determine whether the self-evaluation process revealed quantifiable growth in competency acquisition. Graphs illustrate comparative scores achieved on novice teacher versus master teacher evaluations. (Author/JD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (Arlington, VA, February 12-15, 1987).