ERIC Number: ED307286
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1986
Reference Count: N/A
Career Ladder Technical Manual: A Guide to Interpreting Your Scores. Teacher Edition, 1986. Draft
Tennessee State Dept. of Education, Nashville.
This manual gives teachers information about the score reports they receive after participating in the Tennessee Career Ladder evaluation process. It also contains a discussion of the scoring and equating process used to calculate the results. The score report consists of the following: (1) a summary; (2) results by domain; (3) results by competency; and (4) results by instrument. The manual aids the teacher in interpreting each of these categories of information. Raw scores and their meanings are described; the raw scores result from several types of evaluations: observation; dialogue; administration of peer, student, and principal questionnaires; administration of the Professional Skills Test; a professional development and leadership summary; and a consensus rating. Information is also provided about standard scores and their weights. Combining components to get total scores and comparing scores with performances from previous examinees are discussed. The Accelerated Career Development (ACD) program is reviewed to explain how candidates who missed qualifying by a narrow margin can have a second opportunity to qualify. Appendix A contains 29 pages of technical reference in five tables. Appendix B contains bubble weights and score indicators for the observation instrument, which is included, and Appendix C contains pattern scores for the observation instrument. Appendix D is a letter explaining the revised principal questionnaire, which is attached. (SLD)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Numerical/Quantitative Data; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Tennessee State Dept. of Education, Nashville.