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ERIC Number: EJ986708
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Aug
Pages: 31
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0195-6744
Teacher Quality and Quality Teaching: Examining the Relationship of a Teacher Assessment to Practice
Hill, Heather C.; Umland, Kristin; Litke, Erica; Kapitula, Laura R.
American Journal of Education, v118 n4 p489-519 Aug 2012
Multiple-choice assessments are frequently used for gauging teacher quality. However, research seldom examines whether results from such assessments generalize to practice. To illuminate this issue, we compare teacher performance on a mathematics assessment, during mathematics instruction, and by student performance on a state assessment. Poor performance on the written assessment predicted poor classroom performance; likewise, strong performance on the written assessment predicted strong classroom performance. However, classroom performance of teachers in the middle of the written assessment distribution varied considerably. These results also held true using student outcomes as a criterion, leading to implications for both research and policy. (Contains 3 tables and 4 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Education; Junior High Schools; Middle Schools
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Language: English
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