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ERIC Number: EJ851540
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 26
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 16
ISSN: ISSN-1536-3031
A Local Evaluation of the Reliability, Validity, and Procedural Adequacy of the Teacher Performance Assessment Exam for Teaching Credential Candidates
Riggs, Matthew L.; Verdi, Michael P.; Arlin, Patricia K.
Issues in Teacher Education, v18 n1 p13-38 Spr 2009
In 1998, the California legislature passed Senate Bill SB 2042 which replaced the previous teacher certification legislation. The new law required that all elementary and secondary teacher certification programs in the State of California align their programs with new teaching standards. These standards included Teacher Performance Expectations (TPEs), thirteen performance dimensions defined as relevant to competent teaching. Every program must also implement a performance assessment to evaluate each teacher candidates' mastery of the TPEs. Each teacher certification candidate must pass their program's assessment in order to receive their preliminary teaching credential. Therefore, it was required that all institutions of higher education in the State of California adopt or develop their own version of a performance assessment to be in compliance with the new state law. This study evaluates a pilot administration of this process, providing quantitative and qualitative evidence of its potential. (Contains 7 tables and 7 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California