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Popham, W. James – Theory Into Practice, 2009
In recent years, increasing numbers of professional development programs have dealt with assessment literacy for teachers and/or administrators. Is assessment literacy merely a fashionable focus for today's professional developers or, in contrast, should it be regarded as a significant area of professional development interest for many years to…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Inservice Teacher Education, Professional Development, Accountability
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McNergney, Robert F. – Theory into Practice, 1980
Teacher educators are encouraged to respond to variations in the needs of individual teachers. To do this, educators need to devise preservice programs which involve development of teacher tasks for individual teachers. Teacher behaviors are observable indications of teachers' abilities to accomplish these tasks. (JN)
Descriptors: Decision Making, Evaluation Methods, Higher Education, Individual Differences
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Carrier, Carol – Theory into Practice, 1980
In an attempt to better organize supportive environments for teachers, teacher educators are examining specific environments which best influence teachers. Teacher behavior is produced as a result of the interactive effects of teacher characteristics, teacher educational environments, and the tasks in which teachers engage. (JN)
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Educational Environment, Evaluation Methods, Faculty Development
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Impara, James C.; And Others – Theory into Practice, 1993
Discusses research on teachers' perceptions about the use of student assessment in instruction and the extent to which teachers have received any preservice or inservice training in assessment. The article presents teachers' responses to a questionnaire requesting information on test use and assessment background. (SM)
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Educational Testing, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Methods
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Schafer, William D. – Theory into Practice, 1993
Considers the need for and status of assessment literacy for teachers. The article examines whether teachers need to assess, whether there are preservice assessment courses, what assessment courses should teach, what topics are covered in other courses, what is happening with assessment in the schools, and what is needed. (SM)
Descriptors: Educational Testing, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Methods, Higher Education
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Wooster, Judith S. – Theory into Practice, 1993
State and local mandates are important considerations for preservice and inservice teacher education, offering teacher educators a way to provide teachers with global perspectives. The article describes characteristics of mandates in global education and notes that performance-based assessment is effective in preparing teachers to implement global…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Methods, Global Approach
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Ryan, Joseph M.; Kuhs, Therese M. – Theory into Practice, 1993
Examines the use of portfolios for assessing preservice teachers. The article describes portfolios as an alternative assessment approach, examines the preservice teacher's domains of knowledge and performance that can be assessed by portfolios, and explicates the general features used to operate a portfolio system. (SM)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Methods, Higher Education, Portfolios (Background Materials)
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Cruickshank, Donald R.; Metcalf, Kim K. – Theory into Practice, 1993
Recommends improving preservice teacher assessment by providing multiple forms of on-campus laboratory experiences (e.g., microteaching, reflective teaching, simulations) that offer job-related tasks. Performance on the tasks could be assessed at multiple points and for various purposes (selecting preservice teachers and student teachers and…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Methods, Experiential Learning