ERIC Number: ED421456
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
Assessment in Restructured Teacher Preparation. Restructuring Texas Teacher Education Series 4.
Clay, Diane; Cohen, Myrna; Ligons, Claudette; Roff, Linda
This report addresses various issues related to assessment, explaining that assessment is an integral process in all of Texas's Centers for Professional Development of Teachers (CPDTs). Section 1 explains that CPDTs conduct assessment to improve programs continuously, improve the authenticity of the tasks associated with mastery of teaching, assess attainment of program goals, check the congruence of program components, and generate and disseminate data on program effectiveness. Section 2 discusses whom and what CPDTs assess, looking at means for assessing people (preservice teachers, university faculty, and site-based teacher educators) and means for assessing programs (process assessment and product assessment). Section 3 examines how CPDTs use the assessment data to improve the program, foster communication and collaboration within and across CPDT's, satisfy accountability criteria in public schools and teacher education institutions, and gain financial and philosophical support for the CPDT concept. The report concludes that effective assessment is authentic, continuous and inseparable from instruction, multidimensional, collaborative, and evolving. (Contains 7 references.) (SM)
Descriptors: Accountability, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Methods, Higher Education, Inservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Student Teacher Evaluation, Teacher Competencies
State Board for Educator Certification, 1001 Trinity, Austin, TX 78701 (whole series free with $5.00 handling and shipping).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Texas State Board for Educator Certification, Austin.
Identifiers - Location: Texas