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ERIC Number: EJ787256
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 17
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 22
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0888-4064
Effect of an Internet-Based Professional Development Program on Teachers' Assessment Literacy for All Students
Huai, Nan; Braden, Jeffery P.; White, Jennifer L.; Elliott, Stephen N.
Teacher Education and Special Education, v29 n4 p36-52 Fall 2006
This quasi-experimental study examined the effectiveness of Assessing One and All (AOA), a Web-based teacher professional development program. AOA was designed to enhance teachers' assessment literacy and skills in general and inclusive educational assessment practices. Fifty-five teachers from Arizona, South Carolina, and Wisconsin participated in the study. Repeated-measure analysis, matched-pair t-tests, and qualitative analysis were used to examine whether (a) AOA effectively enhanced teachers' knowledge and self-efficacy in inclusive assessment practices, and (b) teachers accepted the online course as an alternative to traditional professional development programs. Despite some limitations in the design and execution of the study, AOA improved teachers' knowledge and self-efficacy of assessment issues and can serve as an efficient and effective professional development tool. (Contains 1 figure and 6 tables.)
Teacher Education Division of the Council for Exceptional Children. Available from: Allen Press, Inc. 810 East 10th Street, Lawrence, KS 66044. Tel: 800-627-0629; Web site: http://www.tese.org
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Arizona; South Carolina; Wisconsin