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ERIC Number: ED464046
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Feb
Pages: 9
Abstractor: N/A
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The TWSM: An Essential Component in the Assessment of Teacher Performance and Student Learning.
Fredman, Tracy
The urgent need for an effective performance-based assessment tool that can make the connection between effective teaching and student learning has spurred action by expert educators. The Teacher Work Sample Methodology (TWSM) is a quality assurance system that can assess what students learn, how well they learn it, progress they make in their individual learning, and how students who are not making progress can be helped. The TWSM can link teacher effectiveness and teacher preparation to student learning. Oklahoma educational leaders are in the process of using the Oklahoma TWS (OKTWS) as one of its three Oklahoma Teacher Enhancement Program (OTEP) assessment components to be used with first year teachers to make a close connection between teacher preparation and the impact the beginning teacher has on student achievement in the classroom. The OKTWS offers a teacher-made, multi-week teaching unit. The TWS was chosen by the Title II OTEP because it is the most authentic assessment currently available to measure teacher ability to impact student classroom learning, not only according to NCATE standards, but also to Oklahoma's 15 teaching competencies. The OKTWS prompt consists of: the prompt (which provides instructions and explanation on completing the six OKTWS factors) and the rubric, which includes a checklist section and various demonstration components. (SM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Oklahoma