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ERIC Number: EJ774639
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Jul
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 17
ISSN: ISSN-8756-3894
Using ePortfolio[TM] for the Assessment and Professional Development of Newly Hired Teachers
Jun, Moon-Kwon; Anthony, Rebecca; Achrazoglou, John; Coghill-Behrends, William
TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning, v51 n4 p45-50 Jul 2007
In an effort to accommodate mandated standards-based assessment for measuring pre-service teacher quality, the Teacher Education Program at The University of Iowa has used for the last decade a web-based electronic portfolio system--ePortfolio[TM]--to help pre-service teachers document fulfillment of professional teaching standards throughout their course of studies. In 2002, the State of Iowa introduced a policy mandating that first and second year teachers, like pre-service teachers, must demonstrate mastery of professional standards through a comprehensive sample of artifacts and performances. A collaborative effort involving a school district, a teachers' union, and a university customized the ePortfolio[TM] framework for use by early-career teachers. The goal of the Iowa ePortfolio[TM] project for early-career teachers was to support the statewide implementation of the Iowa Teacher Quality Standards Act. During a grant-funded three-year period, over 300 Iowa teachers received training to develop their professional electronic portfolio based on the Iowa teaching standards. This study reports the findings of this project by addressing the teachers' and administrators' perceptions of using ePortfolio[TM] for teacher evaluation and the role ePortfolio[TM] played in helping early-career teachers understand teaching standards and organize teaching materials around those standards. (Contains 1 table and 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Iowa