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Bastian, Kevin C.; Patterson, Kristina M.; Pan, Yi – Journal of Teacher Education, 2018
States are incorporating evaluation ratings into new, multioutcome teacher preparation program (TPP) evaluation systems, yet little is known about the relationships between TPPs and the evaluation ratings of program graduates. To address this gap, we use teachers' ratings on the North Carolina Educator Evaluation System to determine whether TPPs…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Program Evaluation, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Evaluation
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Bastian, Kevin C.; Lys, Diana; Pan, Yi – Journal of Teacher Education, 2018
Teacher candidate performance assessments represent a promising source of data for evidence-based program improvement. However, teacher preparation programs (TPPs) interested in reform face a crucial question: how to identify actionable evidence in performance-assessment data. To address this concern, we propose a two-pronged empirical framework…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Program Evaluation, Performance Based Assessment, Scores
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Preston, Courtney – Journal of Teacher Education, 2017
For over two decades, there have been calls to assess the relationship of the features of teacher preparation programs to teacher effectiveness, to provide guidance for program improvement. At the middle grades level, theory suggests that coursework in educational psychology is particularly important for teacher effectiveness. Using 4 years of…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Middle School Students, Academic Achievement, Achievement Gains
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Henry, Gary T.; Purtell, Kelly M.; Bastian, Kevin C.; Fortner, C. Kevin; Thompson, Charles L.; Campbell, Shanyce L.; Patterson, Kristina M. – Journal of Teacher Education, 2014
The current teacher workforce is younger, less experienced, more likely to turnover, and more diverse in preparation experiences than the workforce of two decades ago. Research shows that inexperienced teachers are less effective, but we know little about the effectiveness of teachers with different types of preparation. In this study, we classify…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Education Programs, Teacher Education, Achievement Gains
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Hawk, Parmalee P; Schmidt, Mary W. – Journal of Teacher Education, 1989
This article describes a lateral entry certification program (LEP) which prepared 13 new math and science teachers for rural North Carolina schools. It also presents findings which indicate that LEP participants are as competent in school classrooms and as successful on National Teacher Examinations as traditionally prepared students. (IAH)
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Higher Education, Licensing Examinations (Professions), Nontraditional Education
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Thies-Sprinthall, Lois – Journal of Teacher Education, 1986
Current teacher induction programs are reviewed. The North Carolina approach, which is based on collaboration between institutions of higher education and local education agencies, is described. The effects of the program on the teacher educators, the mentors, and the beginning teachers are highlighted. (MT)
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, College School Cooperation, Inservice Teacher Education, Mentors