ERIC Number: ED451182
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001-Mar
Connecting Teacher Performance to the Learning of All Students: Ethical Dimensions of Shared Responsibility.
Salzman, Stephanie A.; Denner, Peter R.; Bangert, Arthur W.; Harris, Larry B.
This paper presents the results of a benchmarking, validity, and generalizability study of the use of teacher work samples to assess the ability of preservice and inservice teachers to meet program and state teaching standards and to impact the learning of the students they teach. The assessment approach builds upon the Teacher Work Sample Methodology of Western Oregon University. A major goal of the study was to identify "benchmarks" or exemplars of performance along the full developmental continuum from beginning to expert teaching by having sample groups of early interns, student teaching interns, experienced teachers, and National Board Certified teachers complete teacher work samples. The study also examined whether work samples could be feasibly and equitably administered and scored with sufficient reliability to warrant their use for high-stakes decisions about the effectiveness of teaching performance. Results of the study show initial support for teacher work sample assessment as a way to provide valid and credible evidence connecting teaching performance to student learning. (Contains 18 references.) (Author/SM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: J.A. and Kathryn Albertson Foundation, Inc., Boise, ID.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (53rd, Dallas, TX, March 1-4, 2001).