ERIC Number: ED409360
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997-Mar-24
Assessment of Beginner Teacher Performance Utilizing Video Technology.
Nekovei, Deanna L.
A study was conducted to investigate the feasibility of using video as a method of beginning teacher observation. In addition, the study investigated whether or not trained observers (raters) could score beginner teacher performance videotapes reliably using a 4-point holistic scoring scale. To this end, the researcher collected 24 beginning teacher performance videotapes and had 12 elementary school teachers, the raters, score each videotape using a four-point holistic scoring scale that was developed for the study. In sum, it appears that videotape performance assessment that uses a holistic scoring scale is a viable and cost effective method of teacher evaluation. It was also learned that camera condition is not a significant factor in terms of obtaining consistent scores on the performance videotapes. A 20-to-30 minute tape appears to provide ample teacher performance information for obtaining consistent judgments by raters. (Contains 2 figures, 13 tables, and 32 references.) (Author/SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A