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ERIC Number: EJ1076976
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Dec
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1478-8047
Teacher Education under Audit: Value-Added Measures,TVAAS, EdTPA and Evidence-Based Theory
Price, Todd Alan
Citizenship, Social and Economics Education, v13 n3 p211-225 Dec 2014
This article describes how evidence-based theory fuels an audit culture for teacher education in the USA, placing faculty under monitoring and surveillance, and severely constraining judgment, discretion, and professional decision-making. The national education reform efforts, Race to the Top and Common Core State Standards, demand fealty to evidence-based standards, while the Teacher Performance Assessment (EdTPA) requires teacher candidates to videotape their classroom lessons and submit the 'evidence' for review by external reviewers. The history of this theory, findings on the Tennessee Value-Added Assessment System (TVAAS), a discussion between EdTPA and teacher education colleges, and examples of how faculty are expected to provide evidence of effectiveness, are all included in the article.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Tennessee
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001; Race to the Top
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