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Miller, Matthew; Carroll, David; Jancic, Mitchell; Markworth, Kimberly – New Educator, 2015
In this article, we discuss how an interdisciplinary faculty team at a midsized public university created supports for the Teacher Performance Assessment (edTPA), a high-stakes performance assessment for preservice candidates being adopted by many states. We provide a general description of our work in contending with the challenge of developing a…
Descriptors: Performance Based Assessment, Student Teacher Evaluation, Student Teacher Attitudes, Interdisciplinary Approach
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Kuh, Lisa; Nelson, Christy – New Educator, 2014
How can teachers engage in new ways of teaching that demonstrate student achievement beyond required standardized testing? This article by teachers for teachers shares one team's experience engaging in documentation with children via ongoing projects. Teachers shifted how they viewed assessment, used assessment tools and negotiated the…
Descriptors: Documentation, Educational Assessment, Inquiry, Alternative Assessment
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Johnson, Elisabeth; Oppenheim, Rachel; Suh, Younjung – New Educator, 2009
For new educators, the obstacles of high-stakes testing, curricular mandates, and their own inexperience and self-doubt can render teaching for justice and equity overwhelming, seemingly impossible ideals. However, as students are increasingly tied to prescriptive curricula and academic performance standards, the goals of social justice and…
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Social Justice, Course Content, Curriculum Development