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Evaluating Teacher Education Programs through Performance-Based Assessments

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Performance-based assessments have become a critical component of every teacher education program. Such assessments allow teacher candidates to demonstrate their content and pedagogical knowledge, skills, and dispositions in an authentic setting. Evaluating Teacher Education Programs through Performance-Based Assessments analyzes and discusses the theory and concepts behind teacher education program evaluation using assessment tools such as lesson plans, classroom artifacts, student work examples, and video recordings of lessons. Emphasizing critical real-world examples and empirically-based studies, this research-based publication is an ideal reference source for university administrators, teacher educators, K-12 leaders, and graduate students in the field of education.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Book Series
    1. Mission
    2. Coverage
  5. Editorial Advisory Board
  6. Preface
    1. BACKGROUND
    2. OVERVIEW OF CHAPTERS
    3. REFERENCES
  7. Section 1: The Role of Faculty and Institutions in Implementing Performance-Based Assessments
    1. Chapter 1: Redesigning Teacher Education in the Context of Multiple Reform Initiatives
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. THEORETICAL PERSPECTIVES
      4. BACKGROUND ON RE-DESIGN EFFORTS
      5. CHALLENGES IN PURSUIT OF COHERENCE
      6. MEANINGFUL INTEGRATION OF INSTITUTIONAL COMMITMENTS
      7. CONCLUSION
      8. REFERENCES
      9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
      10. ENDNOTES
    2. Chapter 2: How to Thrive in the Changing Landscape of Teacher Education
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. MAIN CONTENT OF CHAPTER
      4. CONCLUSION
      5. REFERENCES
    3. Chapter 3: Data and Dialogue
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. LITERATURE REVIEW
      4. METHOD
      5. FINDINGS
      6. CONCLUSION
      7. REFERENCES
      8. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    4. Chapter 4: One University's Pathway to a Change in Practice
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. CONCLUDING THOUGHTS
      4. REFERENCES
    5. Chapter 5: Using edTPA Data to Improve Programs
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. EdTPA DATA USE MODEL
      4. MULTIPLE MEASURES WITH edTPA DATA USE
      5. INQUIRY WITH edTPA DATA USE
      6. RESEARCH AND DESIGN WITH edTPA DATA USE
      7. SIGNIFICANCE FOR TEACHER EDUCATION
      8. REFERENCES
    6. Chapter 6: Creating Faculty Buy-In for edTPA and Other Performance-Based Assessments
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. OVERVIEW
      3. ENGAGING FACULTY IN THEWORK: FACILITATING BUY-IN
      4. SUMMARY
      5. REFERENCES
      6. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    7. Chapter 7: edTPA Local Evaluation
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. LITERATURE REVIEW
      4. A LOCAL EVALUATION STORY
      5. CONCLUSION AND FUTURE RESEARCH
      6. ACKNOWLEDGMENT
      7. REFERENCES
      8. ENDNOTES
      9. APPENDIX
    8. Chapter 8: Examination of Content Validity for edTPA
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. THEORETICAL PERSPECTIVES: VALIDITY OF TEACHING PERFORMANCE ASSESSMENTS
      5. CONTENT SPECIFIC VALIDITY EXAMINATION
      6. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      7. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      8. CONCLUSION
      9. REFERENCES
  8. Section 2: Supporting Teacher Education Candidates' Work with Performance-Based Assessments
    1. Chapter 9: Preparing Elementary Education Teacher Candidates to Design Learning Segments
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. BACKGROUND
      3. PREPARING TEACHER CANDIDATES TO DESIGN LEARNING SEGMENTS
      4. DISCUSSION AND IMPLICATIONS
      5. CONLCUSION
      6. REFERENCES
      7. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    2. Chapter 10: edTPA Preparation
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. MAIN FOCUS OF THE CHAPTER
      4. SUMMARY OF FINDINGS
      5. SUMMARY OF FINDINGS
      6. IMPLICATIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      7. REFERENCES
      8. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    3. Chapter 11: Portfolios2
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. MAIN FOCUS OF THE CHAPTER
      5. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      6. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      7. CONCLUSION
      8. REFERENCES
      9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    4. Chapter 12: Supporting Teacher Candidates Completing the edTPA
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. OVERVIEW
      3. APPROVED GUIDELINES FOR SUPPORT
      4. CANDIDATES’ NEED FOR SUPPORT
      5. REFERENCES
      6. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
      7. ENDNOTES
    5. Chapter 13: Supporting Teacher Education Candidates through the edTPA Process
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION to edTPA
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. DESCRIPTION OF TEACHER EDUCATION PROGRAMS
      5. EdTPA FORMATIVE SUPPORTS
      6. UNIVERSITY SUPERVISOR SUPPORT AND COOPERATING TEACHER SUPPORT
      7. FUTURE DIRECTIONS/NEXT STEPS
      8. REFERENCES
      9. ADDITIONAL READING
      10. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    6. Chapter 14: Early and Often Creating and Implementing Performance-Based Field Instruments
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. MAIN FOCUS OF THE CHAPTER
      5. THE SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT-THE LEARNER REPORT
      6. IMPLICATIONS
      7. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      8. CONCLUSION
      9. REFERENCES
      10. APPENDIX
    7. Chapter 15: Using a Literacy-Based Classroom Partnership to Prepare Teacher Candidates for the edTPA
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. MAIN FOCUS OF THE CHAPTER
      5. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      6. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      7. CONCLUSION
      8. REFERENCES
      9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  9. Section 3: Programs and Initiatives Related to Performance-Based Assessments
    1. Chapter 16: Assessing Experience
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. CONCEPTUAL FRAMEWORK
      4. METHODOLOGY
      5. FINDINGS
      6. DISCUSSION
      7. CONCLUSION
      8. REFERENCES
      9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    2. Chapter 17: Lesson Study as an Effective Performance-Based Measure of Teacher Effectiveness
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. LESSON STUDY EXPLAINED
      4. LESSON STUDY IMPLEMENTED
      5. RESULTS
      6. GENERAL TEACHING EFFICACY
      7. CURRICULUM
      8. INSTRUCTION
      9. ASSESSMENT
      10. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      11. CONCLUSION
      12. REFERENCES
      13. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    3. Chapter 18: Collaborative Video-Based Action Research Studies to Assess Classroom Teaching Performances and Improve Educator Programs
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION AND BACKGROUND INFORMATION
      3. REFERENCES
      4. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    4. Chapter 19: Evaluation Results of Initial Training Teachers Programs in Mexico Based on the Performance of Their Students
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. OVERVIEW
      3. INTRODUCTION
      4. STUDY OBJECTIVE
      5. MEXICO INITIAL TRAINING
      6. PREVIOUS LITERATURE: TEACHER TRAINING CHARACTERISTICS
      7. METHODOLOGY
      8. HIGHER EDUCATION INTUITIONS (HEI) RESULTS
      9. DISCUSSION AND CONCLUSION
      10. RECOMMENDATIONS
      11. REFERENCES
      12. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    5. Chapter 20: Process vs. Product
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. CONCLUSION
      5. REFERENCES
      6. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    6. Chapter 21: Performance-Based Assessment Evaluated by Croatian Preschool Teachers and Students
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. PERFORMANCE-BASED ASSESSMENT IN THE REPUBLIC OF CROATIA
      5. MAIN FOCUS OF THE CHAPTER
      6. RESEARCH AIM, PROBLEMS AND HYPOTHESIS
      7. METHOD
      8. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      9. CONCLUSION AND FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      10. REFERENCES
      11. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    7. Chapter 22: Teacher Effect Model for Impacting Student Achievement
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. LITERATURE REVIEW
      4. BACKGROUND
      5. REFERENCES
      6. ADDITIONAL READING
      7. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  10. Compilation of References
  11. About the Contributors