ERIC Number: ED361389
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Video-Based Teacher Performance Assessment: Innovations in New York State Teacher Certification Testing.
Silvestro, John R.; And Others
The New York State Education Department is currently developing an innovative and comprehensive system for teacher certification assessment. One component is the Assessment of Teaching Skills-Performance (ATS-P), a video-based performance assessment for which teachers would prepare and submit a videotape of their instruction for evaluation by permanently certified New York State teachers. The development of the ATS-P is traced, and plans for its future application are discussed. An early feasibility study, conducted by the project developer, National Evaluation Systems, Inc., examined the basic technical issues by videotaping several public school teachers at work. This study indicated that basic video equipment used without special training could make tapes with a high level of quality. In a Phase 2 study, the ability of teachers to produce videotapes was ascertained. A third component of the feasibility study examined the ability of teachers to score videotaped performance consistently. The results of all three studies indicate the feasibility of using videotape recordings in teacher evaluation. Some preliminary policies for administration of the ATS-P have been developed. Although many development activities remain, the ATS-P is on its way to providing a reliable assessment of teacher performance. (Contains 2 references.) (SLD)
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Elementary School Teachers, Elementary Secondary Education, Feasibility Studies, Performance Based Assessment, Public Schools, Scoring, Secondary School Teachers, State Programs, Teacher Certification, Teacher Evaluation, Test Construction, Test Use, Testing Problems, Testing Programs, Videotape Recordings
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Evaluation Systems, Inc., Amherst, MA.
Identifiers - Location: New York