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ERIC Number: ED402304
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Pages: 5
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Performance-Based Teacher Certification in Health Education: The Kentucky Experience.
Olasov, Linda
Kentucky AHPERD, p28-30-31 Fall 1996
As a consequence of the Kentucky Education Reform Act of 1990, which brought outcomes-based education to P-12 students, the Kentucky Professional Standards Board mandated a process by which teachers will receive state certification after successfully completing performance assessments. This article lists the eight teacher expectations and the seven areas of responsibility and competencies of the health educator as defined by The Role Delineation Project. The Health Education Assessment Task Force, representing all levels of education, created "on demand" assessment tasks and "portfolio tasks" based on the content required of a health educator. A candidate would be required to demonstrate satisfactory performance on three to five tasks to enter the Internship Program; a candidate for certification would be required to submit portfolios containing examples of their best work. A five-step process for certification was developed: completion of training program, submission of portfolio, completion of on demand assessment, internship year, and issuance of certificate by the Education Professional Standards Board. The process has been pilot tested. It is concluded that it is too early to know how well the system will work. (Contains 10 references.) (MAH)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Kentucky
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Kentucky Education Reform Act 1990