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ERIC Number: ED443884
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Pages: 17
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Assessment! The Foundation to This Performance/Field-Based Teacher Preparation Program.
Schmitz, Steve; Veilbig, Cindy; Fitch, Lanny; Alawiye, Osman
This report describes the assessment practices of the undergraduate performance and field-based teacher preparation programs of Central Washington University. The undergraduate program involves 2-year programs for elementary school teacher candidates in 3 school districts. Portfolios are used in this program as a means of authentic assessment and reflection in evaluating the effectiveness of a teacher candidate. The university also has piloted a 1-year master's certification teacher preparation program that allows candidates with endorsable bachelor's degrees in content area disciplines to focus on certification pedagogy. Assessment in this program focuses on program standards, the yearlong internship, reflective journals, the master's thesis or project, and the portfolio. The assessment strategies for both programs are designed to provide a web of interconnected opportunities for students to demonstrate developmental progress. A result of these programs is that beginning teachers have experienced much of what would make up the induction year of most first-year teachers. Appendixes contain a list of Washington state teacher preparation standards, two additional standards for teacher preparation developed at Central Washington University, a matrix template used in student evaluation, and a specific learning capacity matrix template. (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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