ERIC Number: ED359172
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Survey of First- and Third-Year Teachers and Their Supervisors, 1992.
Wamboldt, Martina; And Others
This report presents the 1992 results of a survey of Colorado first- and third-year teachers and their supervisors. The survey, conducted every 2 years, provides Colorado institutions of higher education and the Colorado State Board of Education with information for the continued improvement of teacher education programs. Teachers (n=830) rated components of their programs on a 5-point scale according to importance for effective teaching and adequacy of preparation. Supervisors rated 1,049 teachers' performance in these components based on requirements of the district standards. The components rated were: knowledge of subject matter, knowledge and utilization of teaching/learning theories, planning and organization of curriculum and instruction, classroom management, teaching techniques and communication of instructional material, assessment, communication and cooperation with parents and office staff, professionalism and management of general responsibilities, and communication with students. Over 90 percent of rated teachers met district standards in each area with the exception of classroom management. Teachers, too, rated preparation in this domain inadequate. The appendixes contain tables summarizing the 1988, 1990, and 1992 ratings of adequacy of program preparation by teacher- and supervisor-respondents for each of the institutions represented in the sample and the 1992 teacher and supervisor survey forms. (LL)
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Elementary School Teachers, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Criteria, Feedback, Higher Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Schools of Education, Secondary School Teachers, State Surveys, Teacher Education Programs, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Supervision
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Evaluative; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Colorado State Dept. of Education, Denver. Planning and Evaluation Unit.
Identifiers - Location: Colorado