ERIC Number: ED471559
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002
A Multi-Faceted Assessment System in a Collaborative Educator Preparation Model: Performance, Processes, Programs.
This paper examines the development of a comprehensive assessment system within a school-university educator preparation collaborative, detailing the evidence sources used in relation to the three categories into which the assessment system is organized (performance, process, and program). The Professional Development School Network (PDSN) was created to replace traditional field experience placements. NCATE PDS draft standards framed the PDSN's development. Four school systems collaborated to select 28 participating PDSs. Throughout the program, student teachers worked with widely diverse student populations in urban, suburban, and rural PDSs. The paper reviews the assessment system in relation to evaluation and inquiry and informing and transforming practice. It considers challenges faced by accredited educator preparation programs and comprehensive assessment systems. It concludes by explaining that through this assessment, data from multiple sources affirm and substantiate evaluative judgments regarding candidates' performance, program quality, and process effectiveness. The assessment system facilitates critical review of the unit's work in relation to clearly articulated standards and in light of performance based evidence. Four appendixes present the 2002 PDSN profile; impacting student learning components, schedule, rubric sample data, spring 2002; apprentice mid-term and final evaluation summaries; and PDSN self-study 2000, composite summary scores for PDS functions and NCATE draft standards. (Contains 30 references.) (SM)
Descriptors: Accreditation (Institutions), College School Cooperation, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Institutional Evaluation, Partnerships in Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Professional Development Schools, Program Evaluation, Student Teacher Evaluation, Teacher Certification
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (55th, New Orleans, LA, January 24-27, 2003).