ERIC Number: ED377770
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Nov-25
Reference Count: N/A
The Development of a Competency Based Instructor Assessment Instrument.
Rudasill, Susann E.
This project developed and tested an objective instructor assessment instrument to measure competencies of instructors who train Florida's child welfare and juvenile justice staff. Data from the literature review were used to identify and rank effective teaching competencies. A competency based instructor assessment scale was then developed using a behaviorally oriented rating scale approach in a format that would allow instructors to self-evaluate their classroom skills. The scale's criteria measure the knowledge, skills, and attitudes deemed necessary to conduct effective training. These criteria were extracted from the instructor competency categories of the International Board of Standards for Training, Performance, and Instruction. A formative review of the instrument was conducted by a five member committee that consisted of two senior trainers, two training administrators, and a training specialist. The draft instrument was then further refined and subjected to preliminary field testing. Results from the field test indicated that four raters had no difficulty using the instrument to rate two certified and two uncertified instructors. The assessment instrument was submitted to the Professional Development Centers headquarters and is being administered to all trainers during the certification process. Appendixes contain instructor competency categories, competency survey results, and the draft evaluation instrument. (Contains 18 references.) (JB)
Descriptors: Child Welfare, Higher Education, Job Training, Juvenile Justice, Personnel, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Teacher Competencies, Teacher Competency Testing, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Evaluation, Teachers, Test Construction, Test Reliability, Test Validity, Trainers, Vocational Education Teachers
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Florida