ERIC Number: EJ944110
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Nov
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Reference Count: 60
Measuring Teacher Effectiveness in Gifted Education: Some Challenges and Suggestions
Welsh, Megan E.
Journal of Advanced Academics, v22 n5 p750-770 Nov 2011
States and districts are under increasing pressure to evaluate the effectiveness of their teachers and to ensure that all students receive high-quality instruction. This article describes some of the challenges associated with current effectiveness approaches, including paper-and-pencil tests of pedagogical content knowledge, classroom observation systems, and value-added models. It proposes development of a new teacher evaluation system using a virtual reality environment and describes how innovations in educational measurement and technology can be used to develop an improved teacher effectiveness measure.
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Gifted, Teacher Evaluation, Computer Simulation, Measurement, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, School Districts, Educational Quality, Correlation, Teaching Methods, Classroom Observation Techniques, Innovation, Educational Technology, Academic Achievement
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