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ERIC Number: ED375119
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Jul
Pages: 33
Abstractor: N/A
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Grading the Practicum.
Webster, Val; Byrne, Carmel
In 1993, the University of Melbourne's Institute of Education determined that School Experience and Professional Practice subjects would be graded according to the University's standard assessment scheme instead of a pass/fail scheme. To establish a framework for assessment, the Beginning Teacher Competencies from the National Project on the Quality of Teaching and Learning were used, with six main categories across all years of all pre-service courses except Early Childhood. The categories include: planning for learning, use and development of knowledge, teaching methodology, monitoring and assessment, communication skills, and reflection and evaluation. Seven assessment levels ranging from outstanding to unsatisfactory were determined to reflect the grades in the university's standard assessment scheme and the wish to distinguish between almost satisfactory performances and very poor performances. Appended to the paper are: (1) the Institute of Education's School Experience Assessment Form, with space for comments and a rating for each of the six main assessment categories as well as a global assessment; (2) criteria for assessment; and (3) Practicum Report Form. (JDD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Australia