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

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

by John Henning
     
 

ISBN-10: 1607091852

ISBN-13: 9781607091851

Pub. Date: 01/16/2010

Publisher: R&L Education

The teacher work sample (TWS) 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

Overview

The teacher work sample (TWS) 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 TWS 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 TWS 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 TWS data. Helpful suggestions are provided throughout for those interested in adopting the TWS as a performance-based assessment in their teacher education program, those interested in how the TWS can provide evidence of minimal competency, and those interested in how the TWS can provide data for making program improvements.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781607091851
Publisher:
R&L Education
Publication date:
01/16/2010
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Part 1 Preface Part 2 Acknowledgements Part 3 Introduction Part 4 The Rationale for Adoption Chapter 5 An Overview of TWSM Part 6 The TWS Prompt Chapter 7 The TWS Prompt: Planning Processes Chapter 8 The TWS Prompt: Assessment and Reflection Processes Part 9 Building a TWS Culture Chapter 10 Building a TWS Culture Chapter 11 Establishing a Valid and Reliable Scoring Process Part 12 The Role of the TWS in Program Improvement Chapter 13 Teaching to the TWS Chapter 14 Conducting Research with TWS Data Part 15 Future Directions Chapter 16 Revising the TWS Chapter 17 Future Possibilities Part 18 References

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