ERIC Number: EJ1082842
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 31
A Multidimensional Assessment of Teachers' Knowledge of Algebra for Teaching: Developing an Instrument and Supporting Valid Inferences
Reckase, Mark D.; McCrory, Raven; Floden, Robert E.; Ferrini-Mundy, Joan; Senk, Sharon L.
Educational Assessment, v20 n4 p249-267 2015
Numerous researchers have suggested that there are multiple mathematical knowledge and skill areas needed by teachers in order for them to be effective teachers of mathematics: knowledge of the mathematics that are the goals of instruction, advanced mathematics beyond the instructional material, and mathematical knowledge that is specific to what is needed to teach students. The research reported here is about the development of a test of teachers' knowledge in these three areas related to the teaching of algebra. The test development process is described and the results of several analyses are reported that had the goal of checking whether valid inferences can be made about the hypothesized components of teacher knowledge.
Descriptors: Algebra, Knowledge Base for Teaching, Multidimensional Scaling, Psychometrics, Inferences, Test Construction, Hypothesis Testing, Item Analysis, Scoring Rubrics, Test Items, Item Response Theory, Replication (Evaluation), Teacher Evaluation, Evaluation Methods
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF), Division of Research on Learning in Formal and Informal Settings (DRL)
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IES Grant or Contract Numbers: 0106709|0337595