ERIC Number: ED342761
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Assessment Component of the California New Teacher Project: Second Year Technical Report. Volume 1.
Estes, Gary D.; And Others
This component of the California New Teacher Project describes comprehensive, innovative forms of assessment to be included in new teacher preparation and the credentialing process in order to promote successful induction of teachers into the profession. This report, organized into chapters, begins with an introduction that analyzes the administration and scoring of assessment instruments pilot-tested in 1990. The next chapter describes the pilot test design and processes used to evaluate the assessment approaches. The subsequent chapters present the assessment instruments in the following order: Secondary Life/General Science Teacher Assessment, Laboratory Science Assessment, Assessment of Competence in Monitoring Students in the Classroom, Language Arts Pedagogical Knowledge Assessment, and Secondary English Assessment. The report concludes with a discussion of ease of administration, scoring, content and format, costs, and technical qualities. The final chapter includes: a summary of the strenghts and weaknesses of the assessment approaches represented by these instruments; conclusions about the effective design of training for assessors and/or scorers; and an identification of policy issues. Extensive lists of tables, figures, and appendices complete the document. (LL)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: California Commission on Teacher Credentialing, Sacramento.; California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento.
Authoring Institution: Far West Lab. for Educational Research and Development, San Francisco, CA.