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ERIC Number: EJ1119780
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Dec
Pages: 23
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0162-3737
Evaluating Teacher Preparation Using Graduates' Observational Ratings
Ronfeldt, Matthew; Campbell, Shanyce L.
Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, v38 n4 p603-625 Dec 2016
Despite growing calls for more accountability of teacher education programs (TEPs), there is little consensus about how to evaluate them. This study investigates the potential for using observational ratings of program completers to evaluate TEPs. Drawing on statewide data on almost 9,500 program completers, representing 44 providers (183 programs) in Tennessee across 3 years, we investigate multiple models to estimate TEP quality. Results suggest that using observational ratings to evaluate TEPs has promise. We were able to detect significant and meaningful differences between TEPs, which were fairly robust across modeling approaches. Moreover, TEP rankings based on observational ratings were positively and significantly related to rankings based on student achievement gains.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Tennessee
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