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ERIC Number: EJ1078416
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1442-3901
Challenges and Strategies for Assessing Specialised Knowledge for Teaching
Orrill, Chandra Hawley; Kim, Ok-Kyeong; Peters, Susan A.; Lischka, Alyson E.; Jong, Cindy; Sanchez, Wendy B.; Eli, Jennifer A.
Mathematics Teacher Education and Development, v17 p12-29 2015
Developing and writing assessment items that measure teachers' knowledge is an intricate and complex undertaking. In this paper, we begin with an overview of what is known about measuring teacher knowledge. We then highlight the challenges inherent in creating assessment items that focus specifically on measuring teachers' specialised knowledge for teaching. We offer insights into three practices we have found valuable towards overcoming challenges in our own cross-disciplinary work to create assessment items for measuring teachers' knowledge for teaching.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)
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