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ERIC Number: EJ915839
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 35
ISSN: ISSN-0162-6620
Examining the Relationship between Two Assessments of Teacher Effectiveness
Kirchner, Jana; Evans, C. Samuel; Norman, Antony D.
Action in Teacher Education, v32 n1 p73-81 Spr 2010
We administered two instruments designed to assess and predict teacher effectiveness, the TeacherInsight Interview (TI) and the Renaissance Teacher Work Sample (TWS), to student teachers (N = 396) at a large comprehensive institution in the Southeastern United States to investigate whether TWS performance predicts TI scores. We first investigated the relationships of teacher candidate characteristics--such as demographic information, certification level (e.g., elementary education, middle-grades education), and teacher program entrance requirements--to both instruments. Gender, Praxis Principles of Learning and Teaching scores, and certification level were significantly related to both TI and TWS total scores. Additionally, ACT scores were significantly related to TWS scores. Stepwise regression analyses revealed that only certification level and Praxis Principles of Learning and Teaching scores were significant predictors of TI scores. Implications regarding the relationship of candidate characteristics--especially, certification level--to both instruments are discussed in the context of assessing and predicting teacher effectiveness. (Contains 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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