ERIC Number: ED355196
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Assessment Component of the California New Teacher Project: Second Year Report.
Estes, Gary D.; And Others
The California New Teacher Project (CNTP) commissioned pilot tests of assessment instruments during 1990. This document is the final report and analysis of the administration and scoring of these assessment instruments. The document, organized into 11 chapters, begins with an introduction describing research on new and experienced teachers, support and assessment of new teachers in California, California teacher credentialing reforms, and the CNTP. The next chapter describes the pilot test design and processes used to evaluate the assessment approaches. In the chapters that follow, each of the assessment instruments is described along with a discussion of ease of administration, scoring, content and format, costs, and technical qualities of the instrument. The instruments are presented in the following order: Structured Simulation Tasks for Secondary Life/General Science Teachers; Science Laboratory Assessment; Language Arts Pedagogical Knowledge Assessment; Structured Simulation Tasks for Secondary English Teachers; Secondary English Assessment: Assessment Center Activities; Secondary English Assessment: Portfolio Activity; Semi-Structured Interview in Secondary Social Studies; and Assessment of Competence in Monitoring Student Achievement in the Classroom. The report concludes with a summary of strengths 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 or argumentation of policy issues beyond those discussed in the first-year report which will affect the design of a teacher assessment system. Eight appendices provide statistics on the assessment instruments; 61 tables and 12 figures are included. (LL)
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Elementary Secondary Education, English Instruction, Evaluation Methods, Evaluation Research, Evaluators, Higher Education, Language Arts, Measures (Individuals), Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Pilot Projects, Policy Formation, Sciences, Secondary School Teachers, Social Studies, Teacher Certification, Teacher Education, Teacher Evaluation
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento.
Authoring Institution: Far West Lab. for Educational Research and Development, San Francisco, CA.