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ERIC Number: EJ1023263
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 34
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0924-3453
Assessing Teacher Practice and Development: The Case of Comprehensive Literacy Instruction
Hough, Heather J.; Kerbow, David; Bryk, Anthony; Pinnell, Gay Su; Rodgers, Emily; Dexter, Emily; Hung, Carrie; Scharer, Patricia L.; Fountas, Irene
School Effectiveness and School Improvement, v24 n4 p452-485 2013
In this paper, we report on 2 studies developing, testing, and using an observation tool for measuring primary literacy instruction, the Developing Language and Literacy Teaching (DLLT) rubrics. In Study 1 (an instrumentation study), we show that the DLLT has a high level of internal consistency, that there are high levels of inter-rater reliability when the tool is used by in-school coaches, that the items order consistent with a hypothesized developmental trajectory, and that the DLLT can distinguish between novice and more experienced teachers at one time point. In Study 2 (a 3-year longitudinal study), we show that the DLLT is sensitive to growth in teaching practice, that this growth is related to exposure to one-on-one coaching, and that teacher practice as measured by the DLLT is related to teachers' value added to student achievement year by year.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Kindergarten; Grade 1; Grade 2
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills (DIBELS); TerraNova Multiple Assessments
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A