ERIC Number: ED355193
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Assessment Component of the California New Teacher Project: Summary Evaluations of Innovative Assessment Methods.
Stansbury, Kendyll; Long, Claudia
This report summarizes conclusions from previous reports and makes explicit comparisons between assessment approaches. The report is organized in four sections under the headings: Design, Content Analysis, Costs, and Analysis of Technical Quality. The first section (Design) describes salient characteristics of each assessment approach, the instruments pilot tested, and the type of teaching skill evaluated by each instrument. Section 2 (Content Analysis) uses previous analyses and experiences to draw conclusions about the congruence of assessment instruments with State Policy documents and about the ability of each assessment approach to assess specific domains of a teacher's knowledge and skills. The third section (Costs) presents an overview of the administrative complexity and of the scoring complexity of each approach. Cost estimates for administration are provided and the degree of developmental work needed is discussed. The fourth section analyzes the technical quality of the assessment approaches chosen and the appropriateness of each approach for diverse potential uses (licensure/certification, hiring and retention, and professional development). The conclusions of the study indicate that there is no one best assessment approach. The choice of the optimal assessment approach depends on the skills to be assessed and the purpose for which the information is to be used. If a broad examination of teaching competence is desired, then a combination of approaches is necessary. Ten tables are included in the report. (Contains 25 references.)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
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.