ERIC Number: ED316112
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
Pre Teacher Assessment Project.
Millward, Robert E.; Gerlach, Gail J.
The goal of the Pre Teacher Assessment Center is to give college sophomores a diagnostic assessment of their potential teaching skills across 13 skill dimensions felt to be prerequisites for teaching. The pre teacher assessment provides students with detailed information about potential teaching strengths and weaknesses and helps remediate deficiencies before college graduation. The center uses four simulation activities that can be administered to 12 to 60 participants during a one-and-a-half-day period. During the actual assessment, trained assessors observe students, score responses, and rate overall performance. At the conclusion, students are given a report of their score for each teaching skill. Skills assessed include problem analysis, strategic decision-making, tactical decision-making, written communication, leadership, stress tolerance, planning and organizing, oral communication, oral presentation, sensitivity, innovativeness, initiative, and monitoring. Following assessment, students are given the opportunity to use followup training modules to remediate weaknesses. Three modules addressing the dimensions of leadership, innovativeness, and sensitivity are currently available. (MSE)
Descriptors: Communication Skills, Decision Making, Diagnostic Tests, Higher Education, Innovation, Interpersonal Competence, Leadership Qualities, Learning Modules, Models, Oral Language, Planning, Preservice Teacher Education, Problem Solving, Program Descriptions, Simulation, State Universities, Stress Management, Teaching Skills, Testing Programs, Writing Skills
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (ED), Washington, DC.; Millersville State Coll., PA.; Slippery Rock State Coll., PA.
Authoring Institution: Indiana Univ. of Pennsylvania, Indiana.; American Association of State Colleges and Universities, Washington, DC.