ERIC Number: ED465791
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Apr
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Teacher Education Outcomes Measures: Special Study Survey.
Salzman, Stephanie A.; Denner, Peter R.; Harris, Larry B.
This paper reports the results of the Special Study Survey completed by 370 member institutions of the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education in conjunction with the Professional Education Data System (PEDS) survey in fall 2001. The purpose of the survey was to identify and describe the approaches schools, colleges, and departments (SCDEs) take to measure candidate outcomes. The survey also solicited information about the measures used by SCDEs, including: (1) whether the measures are mandated by the state or unit; (2) whether the measures are tied to certification and licensure; (3) the source of the measures (e.g., commercially produced or developed by SCDE); (4) the knowledge bases for the outcome measures; (5) the frequency with which data from the outcomes measures are reported; (6) to whom the data are reported; and (7) how the data from the outcomes measures are used to inform programs. The Special Study yielded promising information regarding the extent to which schools, colleges, and departments of education are responding to more rigorous standards and to national and state mandates for accountability. Through multiple types of outcomes measures, the majority of teacher education institutions responding to the survey are collecting data relative to candidate knowledge, skills, and dispositions. Appendixes contain the survey instrument and a list of institutions responding. (Contains 4 tables and 10 references.) (Author/SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers; Tests/Questionnaires
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Sponsor: American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, Washington, DC.
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