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McCormick, Jazarae K.; Brady, Michael P.; Morris, John D.; Heiser, Lawrence A.; Miller, Katie M. – Teacher Educator, 2019
Multiple threats to validity and reliability exist when value-added models (VAMs) rely wholly on standardized assessments to measure the relationship between teachers and their K-12 students' learning gains. Research on a curriculum-based VAM, built on evidence-based practices, continues to establish an explicit link between teacher candidates'…
Descriptors: Value Added Models, Elementary Secondary Education, Teacher Competencies, Preservice Teachers
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Barnes, Nicole; Fives, Helenrose; Matthews, Jamaal Sharif; SaizdeLaMora, Kit Marie – Teacher Educator, 2018
We examined 179 teachers' perceptions of their own classroom practices and their school's motivational climate to illuminate the ways these perceptions work in concert. Using teachers' responses to two scales of the Patterns of Adaptive Learning Survey, a cluster analysis revealed three profiles of teachers described as cluster 1:" Aligned:…
Descriptors: Educational Practices, Classroom Techniques, Elementary Secondary Education, Teacher Attitudes
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Collier, Margo; Kingsley, Karla V.; Ovitt, Brigid; Lin, Yi-Ling; Romero Benavidez, Juliette – Teacher Educator, 2017
Technology has reshaped conceptions of professional development by increasing access to information, enabling sustained follow-up efforts, and fostering teacher reflection and collaboration. Drawing on theoretical models of parent involvement and an ethic of caring, this study examined the perceptions and attitudes of educators toward…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Elementary Secondary Education, Family School Relationship, Disabilities
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Gasman, Marybeth; Samayoa, Andrés Castro; Ginsberg, Alice – Teacher Educator, 2017
This article explores the role of Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs) in producing teachers of color. Specifically, it looks at larger national trends and highlights individual MSIs that have experienced success in the area of teacher education and the production of teachers of color. Recommendations are made to assist colleges and universities…
Descriptors: Black Colleges, Minority Group Teachers, Educational Trends, Success
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Fives, Helenrose; Barnes, Nicole; Dacey, Charity; Gillis, Anna – Teacher Educator, 2016
We conducted a content analysis of 27 assessment textbooks to determine how assessment planning was framed in texts for preservice teachers. We identified eight assessment planning themes: alignment, assessment purpose and types, reliability and validity, writing goals and objectives, planning specific assessments, unpacking, overall assessment…
Descriptors: Student Evaluation, Lesson Plans, Knowledge Base for Teaching, Textbook Evaluation
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Martin, Linda E.; Mulvihill, Thalia M. – Teacher Educator, 2016
Teacher educators work diligently to prepare future teachers while navigating the surrounding political realities that challenge our schools. Demands placed on teacher educators are growing and are increasingly more complex. Well-prepared and successful teachers are exiting the profession at alarming rates in several places in the world, including…
Descriptors: Faculty Mobility, Interviews, Teacher Education Programs, Advocacy
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Clark, Pat; Zygmunt, Eva; Howard, Tyrone – Teacher Educator, 2016
Tyrone Howard is Professor of Education at UCLA; Associate Dean of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion; and former Director of Center X, which is where UCLA's teacher education program is housed. Center X provides a unique setting where researchers and practitioners collaborate to design and conduct programs that prepare and support K-12 teachers and…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes, Culturally Relevant Education, Summer Programs
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Noel, Jana – Teacher Educator, 2016
Traditional campus-based teacher education programs, located on college or university campuses, have been criticized for being removed from the "real world" of community life, and a number of programs have moved directly into urban communities in order for preservice teachers to become immersed in the life of the community. This article…
Descriptors: Urban Education, Teacher Education, Communities of Practice, Culturally Relevant Education
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Marzano, Robert J. – Teacher Educator, 2014
This study examined the use of measures of student learning computed using end-of-year assessments (distal measures) versus measures of student learning associated with a single lesson (proximal measures) as criterion scores for the validity of observations of teachers' pedagogical skills. The validity coefficients computed using distal…
Descriptors: Validity, Measures (Individuals), Teacher Evaluation, Teacher Effectiveness
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Christesen, Eric; Turner, Jeannine – Teacher Educator, 2014
The purpose of this study was to use the Stages of Concerns (SoC) framework established by Hall and Loucks as a way to usefully identify types of teachers. Teachers who participated in the study were attending a professional development program called Great Expectations (GE). A modified version of the SoC questionnaire was used, so an exploratory…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Teacher Attitudes, Classification, Questionnaires
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Han, Heejeong Sophia; Damjanovic, Victoria – Teacher Educator, 2014
This study is an examination of early childhood preservice teachers' kindergarten internship experiences to identify the supportive and challenging conditions for their learning and explore in what ways those conditions are productive or unproductive for them, based on ecological perspective as a theoretical framework. Qualitative data were…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Kindergarten, Internship Programs, Early Childhood Education
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Beare, Paul; Torgerson, Colleen; Marshall, James; Tracz, Susan; Chiero, Robin – Teacher Educator, 2014
The Department of Education is moving to change accountability for teacher preparation institutions to include surveys of the graduates and their supervising principal following paid employment. This study describes one of a number of quantitative studies that examine the validity and usefulness of such follow-up surveys. Using multiple years of…
Descriptors: Teacher Characteristics, Questionnaires, Teacher Education, Teacher Evaluation
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Viesca, Kara Mitchell; Reagan, Emilie Mitescu; Enterline, Sarah; Gleeson, Ann Marie – Teacher Educator, 2013
Our intention in this article is to present one institution's efforts to take on program assessment and respond to calls for accountability. To do so, the teacher education program simultaneously sought to address the narrowly defined measures called for by policy makers and politicians, while at the same time broadening and expanding…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Urban Universities, Program Evaluation, Accountability
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Berliner, David C. – Teacher Educator, 2013
In the United States, but not only here, the movement to evaluate teachers based on student test scores has received powerful political and parental support. The logic is simple. From one testing occasion to another students should show growth in their knowledge and skill. Similar types of students should show similar patterns of growth. Those…
Descriptors: Teacher Evaluation, Merit Pay, Evaluation Problems, Models
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Newman, Carole; Newman, Isadore – Teacher Educator, 2013
The concept of teacher accountability assumes teachers will use data-driven decision making to plan and deliver appropriate and effective instruction to their students. In order to do so, teachers must be able to accurately interpret the data that is given to them, and that requires the knowledge of some basic concepts of assessment and…
Descriptors: Decision Making, Basic Vocabulary, Data, Accountability
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