ERIC Number: ED460975
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Colorado Survey of 1st and 3rd Year Teachers and Their Administrators. Results of the Pilot Administration: November 2000.
Colorado State Dept. of Education, Denver.
This report summarizes the findings of the pilot administration of the Colorado Survey of first- and third-year teachers and their administrators. These surveys reflect the opinions of the teachers and administrators regarding the effectiveness of Colorado teacher preparation institutions in preparing teachers to meet performance-based standards. The pilot administration was designed to refine the survey and research techniques. The surveyed teachers were not educated under the new standards, and the results of this survey cannot be used to judge the current effectiveness of Colorado institutions of higher education in preparing teacher candidates to meet the new standards. A total of 2,142 surveys were sent to Colorado-prepared teachers who had completed their first or third years, and an equal number of surveys were sent to their supervisors. In all, 517 teachers and 975 administrators responded. Results are not reported from one teacher education institution from which there was a very low response rate. The Colorado Department of Education believes that the surveys generated a respectable overall response rate, although low rates of return from a few institutions, especially those that prepare fewer teachers, are a concern. Survey results also indicate that the methods used to analyze the data are both fair and effective, and that future administrations of the survey will result in valid program assessments. Results of this administration only yield information about the relative effectiveness of institution to each other, but it is expected that the survey will provide information about the effectiveness of institutions relative to the state's standards once the teachers surveyed have been prepared under those standards. Appendixes contain the teacher and administrator surveys. Attached to this report is a technical report on the survey that covers design and development and survey analysis in more detail. (Contains 15 tables.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Colorado State Dept. of Education, Denver.
Identifiers - Location: Colorado