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ERIC Number: ED412184
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Pages: 11
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Authentic Learning/Authentic Assessment: Let's Begin with Tomorrow's Teachers.
Nagel, Nancy G.
The Oregon Legislature and Teacher Standards and Practices Commission has developed standards for future teachers requiring demonstration of the ability to plan, teach, and assess pupil learning in a classroom setting. The work sample consists of a series of related lessons drawn from the school curriculum where the preservice teachers are teaching. Each work sample contains: goals for a study unit; instructional plans for each lesson; information about students' knowledge and skills prior to instruction; data on learning gains resulting from instruction; interpretation and explanation of learning gains or lack thereof; and description of uses to be made of the findings on learning gains in planning further instruction and in reporting pupil progress. In contrast to developing a traditional lesson plan or unit for a hypothetical class, the work sample requires the preservice teacher to prepare and teach a unit to a specific group of students while modifying the program to meet the needs of these students. Student teachers, cooperating teachers, school administrators, and teacher educators have appreciated the value of the work sample process although all have been concerned with the amount of time required to prepare the work sample. The Teacher Standards and Practices Commission now requires two work samples prior to initial licensure. (LH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Oregon