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ERIC Number: ED548449
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 209
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: 978-1-2674-1558-5
Unpacking the Role of the Teacher Performance Assessment in Teacher Preparation Programs
Baptiste, Genevieve A.
ProQuest LLC, Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Wisconsin, Madison
Effective teachers produce effective learning environments for their students. To produce effective teachers, education programs must, in part, use assessments that can predict the ability of its teacher candidates teach in powerful ways. This dissertation was a case study of the pilot of the Teacher Performance Assessment (TPA) in two teacher education programs at City University, Wisconsin. Other than its established function as a capstone assessment, the TPA took on additional roles: confirmatory, diagnostic, and as a learning tool. Greater support for cooperating teachers and graduate student supervisors, meaningful collaboration among faculty members around teacher candidate work, and deeper pro-activity on the part of faculty in the current policy environment are recommended in preparation for the implementation of the TPA for licensure. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Wisconsin