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ERIC Number: EJ1001440
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 24
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 31
ISSN: ISSN-0737-5328
Predictions and Performance on the PACT Teaching Event: Case Studies of High and Low Performers
Sandholtz, Judith Haymore
Teacher Education Quarterly, v39 n3 p103-126 Sum 2012
In an earlier study, the author and her colleague explored the extent to which supervisors' perspectives about candidates' performance corresponded with outcomes from a summative performance assessment (Sandholtz & Shea, 2012). They specifically examined the relationship between university supervisors' predictions and candidates' performance on the Performance Assessment for California Teachers (PACT) teaching event. They found that university supervisors' predictions of their candidates' performance did not closely match the PACT scores and that inaccurate predictions were split between over- and under-predictions. In addition, supervisors did not provide more accurate predictions for high and low performers than other candidates. Common wisdom suggests that university supervisors, who observe and evaluate candidates in the classroom, would be well-positioned to predict which pre-service teachers would perform particularly well or poorly on a teaching performance assessment. Yet, for the majority of the high and low performers, a group of 43 out of 337 candidates, their supervisors did not identify them as the exceptional candidates who would either excel or fail. For only two of 22 high performers did supervisors similarly predict high performance, and for only four of 21 low performers did supervisors predict low performance. In this follow-up study, the author examines the high performers and the low performers with the greatest differences between their supervisor's predictions and their PACT scores. The aim in this study is to begin to understand how and why these differences occurred and to consider implications for assessments of pre-service candidates. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California