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Micek, Timothy A. – Issues in Teacher Education, 2017
edTPA is a pre-service assessment process designed to determine if a new teacher is ready for the job. edTPA is part of a national movement towards the use of performance assessments in teacher education. As of 2014, 41 states (a) require a state-approved performance assessment like edTPA for program completion or for state licensure and/or state…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Language Teachers, Performance Based Assessment
Torgerson, Colleen W.; Macy, Susan R.; Beare, Paul; Tanner, David E. – Issues in Teacher Education, 2009
Traditional measures of teachers' competency have been widely criticized for their lack of authenticity and predictive validity. There is little evidence regarding the technical soundness of traditional teacher licensure tests and little research documenting the validity of such tests for identifying competent teachers or effective teaching.…
Descriptors: Student Teachers, Teacher Effectiveness, Performance Based Assessment, Educational Testing
Stolle, Cheryl; Goerss, Betty; Watkins, Marilyn – Issues in Teacher Education, 2005
Six years ago, the Division of Education at Indiana University East began the process of developing a performance-based program consistent with its division's conceptual framework, the Interstate New Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium (INTASC) principles, and Indiana state standards. One component of the state mandate is that all teachers…
Descriptors: Portfolios (Background Materials), Teacher Education Programs, Portfolio Assessment, State Standards