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ERIC Number: EJ1249305
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019
Pages: 26
Abstractor: As Provided
The Effect of Faculty Professional Beliefs about the edTPA on Program Change and Student Performance
Davis, Kathryn; Walsh, Pamela D.; Armstrong, Abbigail; Glover, Crystal; Ming, Kavin
AILACTE Journal, v16 p67-92 2019
The edTPA Teacher Performance Assessment was recently implemented at a regional public university to replace the previous paper-and-pencil evaluation of candidates' teaching effectiveness. To determine the teacher educators' professional beliefs toward using the edTPA as an assessment of readiness to teach, semi-structured interviews were conducted with 17 full-time teacher educators from 11 content areas after 2 full implementations of the edTPA. Qualitative findings consisted of themes related to both positive and negative professional beliefs toward the edTPA as an assessment instrument, as well as positive professional beliefs resulting in curriculum and program revisions. Quantitative findings regarding faculty professional beliefs affecting candidate scores on the edTPA showed no significant association. The most significant finding of this study was that faculty had more positive than negative professional beliefs toward the edTPA implementation.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: South Carolina
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: edTPA (Teacher Performance Assessment)
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A