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Martin-Raugh, Michelle P.; Reese, Clyde M.; Tannenbaum, Richard J.; Steinberg, Jonathan H.; Xu, Jun – Educational Testing Service, 2016
The purpose of this study is to explore the validity evidence supporting the high-leverage practices (HLPs) of the ETS® National Observational Teaching Exam (NOTE) assessment series, a kindergarten through 6th grade teacher licensure assessment. HLPs include "tasks and activities that are essential for skillful beginning teachers to…
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Elementary School Teachers, Teaching Skills, Educational Practices
Frankel, Lois; Brownstein, Beth; Soiffer, Neil; Hansen, Eric – Educational Testing Service, 2016
The work described in this report is the first phase of a project to provide easy-to-use tools for authoring and rendering secondary-school algebra-level math expressions in synthesized speech that is useful for students with blindness or low vision. This report describes the initial development, software implementation, and evaluation of the…
Descriptors: Secondary School Mathematics, Algebra, Audio Equipment, Blindness
Frankel, Lois; Brownstein, Beth – Educational Testing Service, 2016
The work described in this report is the second phase of a project to provide easy-to-use tools for authoring and rendering secondaryschool algebra-levelmath expressions insynthesized speech that is useful for studentswithblindnessor lowvision.This report describes the development and results of the second feedback study performed for our project,…
Descriptors: Visual Impairments, Blindness, Assistive Technology, Feedback (Response)
Witherspoon, Margaret; Sykes, Gary; Bell, Courtney – Educational Testing Service, 2016
This paper provides a description and rationale for a performance assessment of a teaching practice--leading a classroom discussion (LCD)--included in the ETS® National Observational Teaching Examination (NOTE) assessment series. In this assessment, candidates interact with a small class of virtual students represented by avatars in a…
Descriptors: Performance Based Assessment, Discussion (Teaching Technique), Simulated Environment, Computer Simulation
Qi, Yi; Sykes, Gary – Educational Testing Service, 2016
This report describes and provides research and scholarly support for a core practice of teaching--eliciting student thinking (EST)--that is the target for a performance assessment contributing one component of the "ETS"® National Observational Teaching Examination (NOTE) assessment series. The purpose of this report is to review the…
Descriptors: Performance Based Assessment, Discussion (Teaching Technique), Simulated Environment, Computer Simulation
Stickler, Leslie; Sykes, Gary – Educational Testing Service, 2016
This report reviews the scholarly and research evidence supporting the construct labeled modeling and explaining content (MEC), which is measured via a performance assessment in the "ETS"® National Observational Teaching Examination (NOTE) assessment series. This construct involves practices at the heart of teaching that deal with how…
Descriptors: Performance Based Assessment, Discussion (Teaching Technique), Simulated Environment, Computer Simulation
Martin-Raugh, Michelle P.; Reese, Clyde M.; Howell, Heather; Tannenbaum, Richard J.; Steinberg, Jonathan H.; Xu, Jun – Educational Testing Service, 2016
The purpose of this report is to explore the content-related validity evidence supporting the mathematics components of the "ETS"® National Observational Teaching Exam (NOTE) assessment series, a kindergarten through 6th grade teacher licensure assessment. To establish the content knowledge required for the effective teaching of…
Descriptors: Teacher Certification, Teacher Evaluation, Elementary School Teachers, Teacher Competencies
Martin-Raugh, Michelle P.; Reese, Clyde M.; Phelps, Geoffrey C.; Tannenbaum, Richard J.; Steinberg, Jonathan H.; Xu, Jun – Educational Testing Service, 2016
The purpose of this report is to explore the content-related validity evidence supporting the English language arts (ELA) components of the "ETS"® National Observational Teaching Exam (NOTE) assessment series, a kindergarten through 6th-grade teacher licensure assessment. To establish the content knowledge required for the effective…
Descriptors: Language Arts, Teacher Certification, Teacher Evaluation, Elementary School Teachers
Yaffe, Deborah – Educational Testing Service, 2015
This issue of ETS Policy Notes (Vol. 22, No. 1) provides highlights from a recent symposium sponsored by ETS and the Children Defense Fund (CDF), "Advancing Success for Black Men in College," held on June 23, 2014, in Washington, DC. The symposium is part of a two-conference series: It was the 18th of ETS's "Addressing Achievement…
Descriptors: Achievement Gap, Student Improvement, College Students, Success
Pacheco, Manuel T. – Educational Testing Service, 2015
In the 2015 Tomás Rivera lecture, Manuel T. Pacheco, President Emeritus of the University of Missouri System and the University of Arizona, discusses the importance of representing the Hispanic American population proportionately among college students, faculty, staff, and administration in higher education.
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, College Students, Hispanic Americans, College Faculty
Bloe, Diasmer – Educational Testing Service, 2015
In partnership with Educational Testing Service (ETS) and the Center for Minority Serving Institutions at the University of Pennsylvania's Graduate School of Education, Salzburg Global Seminar hosted an international strategic dialogue of 60 thought leaders, researchers, and practitioners from institutions serving marginalized populations to…
Descriptors: Disadvantaged, Higher Education, Access to Education, Student Diversity
Nguyen, Bach Mai Dolly; Nguyen, Mike Hoa; Teranishi, Robert T.; Hune, Shirley – Educational Testing Service, 2015
Utilizing disaggregated data from the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) and the Educational Research Data Center (ERDC), this report offers a deeper and more nuanced perspective on the educational realities of Asian Americans and Pacific Islander (AAPI) students and reinforces the need for disaggregated data to unmask the…
Descriptors: Asian American Students, Pacific Islanders, Student Needs, Educational Opportunities
Sykes, Gary; Wilson, Suzanne – Educational Testing Service, 2015
This paper--conceived as a framework for competencies in teaching--represents an interpretive synthesis by the authors of main and contemporary currents in the research on teaching and learning. The framework resulting from this review parses teaching into two main domains--instruction and role responsibilities--within each of which a set of broad…
Descriptors: Educational Practices, Teacher Competencies, Teaching Skills, Affordances
Bell, Courtney; Jones, Nathan; Lewis, Jennifer; Qi, Yi; Kirui, David; Stickler, Leslie; Liu, Shuangshuang – Educational Testing Service, 2015
This report on the second year of data collection in the Understanding Consequential Assessment Systems of Teaching (UCAST) study describes administrators' learning during the first year that Los Angeles Unified School District's (LAUSD) observations were part of a consequential teacher evaluation system for teachers. Drawing on mixed methods, the…
Descriptors: Concept Formation, Administrator Attitudes, Interviews, Administrator Surveys
Ackerman, Debra J. – Educational Testing Service, 2014
Early education programs are increasingly being promoted by states and the federal government as an integral part of their efforts to ensure that all children enter school ready to learn. As these programs and their enrollments have grown in recent years, so too have efforts to monitor their quality and performance. A common focus is on…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, State Policy, Observation, Validity
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