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ERIC Number: ED353342
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Nov
Pages: 7
Abstractor: N/A
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Self-Confidence and Evaluation Skills: Changes during the Student Teaching Experience.
Ring, Tracey; Correro, Gloria
Changes in confidence to perform selected evaluation activities that occurred for 45 preservice teachers majoring in elementary school education during their student teaching experience were studied. Self-confidence was measured before and after the student teaching semester using the Mississippi State University Survey of Confidence in Teaching Reading (SCTR). An evaluation skills cluster of 13 items was 1 of 5 clusters of skills on the SCTR. Prestudent and poststudent teachers rated interpreting standardized test scores to parents as their least confident task to perform in school. Before student teaching, students were most confident about their ability to explain the grading system. After student teaching, students' confidence in their ability to explain how well the child was doing regardless of grading was highest. The evaluation cluster was the lowest rated of all five reading instruction areas, but it was the cluster in which the greatest increases in confidence occurred. Increased confidence in assessment activities appears to have a significant impact on student teaching. A table summarizes t-test comparisons between prestudent and poststudent scores on evaluation skills. (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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