ERIC Number: ED327512
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Nov-14
The Relationship between Teacher Education Admission Interviewer Ratings and Subsequent Performance Variables.
George, Thomas A.; And Others
Acute resource limitations and demands for better prepared teachers have resulted in the imposition of enrollment caps on many U.S. teacher preparation programs. The subjects of this study included students who were selected to enter the elementary education program and who eventually enrolled in student teaching (N=93). Spearman correlations were computed to determine the relationship of admission boards interview ratings and subsequent performance variables. The results support the need to maintain admission boards which include elementary and university faculty, school teachers, and advanced students, since each interviewer type appears to focus on different student attributes, such as academic accomplishments, professional promise, etc. Such boards select better students because of the variety of rater types constituting each admission board. (JD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Mid-South Educational Research Association (New Orleans, LA, November 14-16, 1990). Student teacher evaluation forms may not reproduce well due to small, filled print.