ERIC Number: ED323197
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Assessment Component of the California New Teacher Project: First Year Report.
Estes, Gary D.; And Others
This assessment component of the California New Teacher Project consists of the development and pilot testing of innovative forms of new teacher assessment. The evaluation of diverse approaches to teacher assessments is intended to identify the most promising ways in which a comprehensive assessment of teacher candidates could inform the certification process and contribute to the quality of teaching. The introduction to this document presents a review of literature on new teachers, focusing on the incompleteness of preservice training, problems of new teachers, and differences between novice and expert teachers. Specific contributions of the spring 1989 round of pilot testing are discussed. The purpose of the pilot testing was to examine in California the functioning of several assessment instruments which are considered to be promising exemplars of innovative assessment approaches. The evaluation of the various components of these instruments (e.g., logistical requirements, prompt materials, scoring criteria, training exercises for assessors) was intended to provide information concerning the strengths and limitations of the assessment approaches which specific instruments represented. This final report and analysis of the pilot test administration describes each of the instruments, and the ease of administration, scoring, content and format, costs, and technical qualities. (JD)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Far West Lab. for Educational Research and Development, San Francisco, CA.