ERIC Number: ED290756
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Feb-16
Reference Count: N/A
The Impact of Weighting Student Teacher Evaluation Variables.
Haggard, Cynthia S.; Lang, Duaine C.
The question of whether weighting (rank-ordering) of student teacher evaluation criteria, as determined by student and supervising teachers, university supervisors, and employing officials, results in better differentiation between and among student teachers is explored in this paper. Participants in the study were asked to rank order 15 evaluation items in terms of relative importance. The study included 193 student teachers, 194 supervising teachers, 27 university supervisors, and 59 employing officials. These multiple group rankings permitted an analysis of the question of whether different importance is attached to different items by different populations. Findings indicated that weighting items utilized in the evaluation of what usually appears to be a single exemplary population is not, as a rule, valid. (JD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association of Teacher Educators (San Diego, CA, February 13-17, 1988).