ERIC Number: ED324307
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Feb
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Peer Observation and Assessment Inservice Training: Focusing on Support Teams and Teacher Action Plans.
Barnes, Karoldene J.; King, Dennis R.
A new teacher certification law, enacted by the Maine Legislature in 1984, included a chapter which delineated standards and procedures for creating and operating support systems for candidates seeking a higher level certificate, a transitional endorsement, and/or renewal of the master's level certificate. This chapter requires that all teachers who wish to serve on a support team be provided with training in peer observation and assessment techniques. Each support team is responsible for generating a "teacher action plan" which describes competencies required for the certificate. It may describe any graduate and advanced study which the support team believes necessary for the teacher applicant to receive a positive recommendation for certification. The plan must identify skills which need improvement and specify particular routes for improvement. This document presents a training module for teachers who wish to serve on a support team. The development of the module is described along with an evaluation of its effectiveness. The 1988 pre- and post-assessment results are included, and the assessment instruments used in evaluating the training program are attached. (JD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Eastern Educational Research Association (Clearwater, FL, February, 1990).