Improving Teacher Quality: Using the Teacher Work Sample to Make Evidence-Based Decisions

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Improving Teacher Quality: Using the Teacher Work Sample to Make Evidence-Based Decisions

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The teacher work sample (T.W.S.) has become increasingly widely adopted as an end-of-program, performance-based assessment for student teachers. Improving Teacher Quality offers a comprehensive introduction to teacher work sample methodology for teacher educators, student teachers, student teacher supervisors, cooperating teachers, program coordinators, and school administrators. This well-organized and clearly written guide shows how implementation of the T.W.S. can catalyze a series of widespread changes in assessment, teaching, and program improvement. The authors use their extensive experience to describe how to implement the T.W.S. in a carefully sequenced progression that includes creating a valid and reliable system of scoring, teaching reflective thinking skills, making program improvements, and conducting research with T.W.S. data. Helpful suggestions are provided throughout for those interested in adopting the T.W.S. as a performance-based assessment in their teacher education program, those interested in how the T.W.S. can provide evidence of minimal competency, and those interested in how the T.W.S. can provide data for making program improvements. -- Provided by publisher

Keywords

Student teachers -- Rating of -- United States; Student teachers -- Training of -- United States; Student teachers -- Rating of;

Document Type

Book

ISBN

9781607091844

Publication Date

2009

Publisher

Rowman & Littlefield Education

City

Lanham

Department

Department of Special Education

Disciplines

Special Education and Teaching | Teacher Education and Professional Development

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Object Description

xiii, 245 pages ; 24 cm.

Language

EN

Improving Teacher Quality: Using the Teacher Work Sample to Make Evidence-Based Decisions

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