Teacher Assessment and the Quest for Teacher Quality: A Handbook / Edition 1

Teacher Assessment and the Quest for Teacher Quality: A Handbook / Edition 1

by Mary Kennedy
     
 

ISBN-10: 0470388331

ISBN-13: 9780470388334

Pub. Date: 02/15/2010

Publisher: Wiley

Teacher Assessment and the Quest for Teacher Quality is an essential resource that provides school leaders, administrators, and teacher educators with a wide range of perspectives on the complex issue of teacher quality. The book examines assessment in the context of preparation, licensure, hiring, tenure, and even dismissal and explores a wealth of relevant topics

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Teacher Assessment and the Quest for Teacher Quality is an essential resource that provides school leaders, administrators, and teacher educators with a wide range of perspectives on the complex issue of teacher quality. The book examines assessment in the context of preparation, licensure, hiring, tenure, and even dismissal and explores a wealth of relevant topics. Comprehensive in scope, the handbook includes contributions from leading experts in the field of teacher quality and teacher assessment.

This important book contains basic information on a variety of approaches to teacher assessment and teacher quality topics including the science and psychology of teacher selection, performance-based assessments, and hiring decisions. In addition, the contributors explore the role of formative assessments in new teacher induction, assessing for teacher tenure, various approaches to annual performance assessments, assessing teacher contributions to student achievement, and the law regarding teacher dismissals. The expert authors also tackle broader assessment issues including the interpretation of assessments, standards for teacher evaluation, and the inherent dilemma posed by measuring the quality of teaching.

For the goal of ensuring quality teaching for all our students, Teacher Assessment and the Quest for Teacher Quality is an important resource and a lasting contribution to the literature on the topic.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780470388334
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
02/15/2010
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
448
Product dimensions:
7.30(w) x 9.40(h) x 1.70(d)

Table of Contents

About the Editor/Contributors.

Foreword (Marilyn Cochran-Smith).

Introduction: The Uncertain Relationship Between Teacher Assessment and Teacher Quality (Mary M. Kennedy).

Part One: Assessment of Teacher Candidates.

1 The Use of Portfolios in Preservice Teacher Education: A Critical Appraisal (Ginette DeLandshere, Anthony R. Petrosky).

2 Disposition Assessment: The Science and Psychology of Teacher Selection (Laurie Moses Hines).

Part Two: Assessment for Transition into Teaching.

3 Assessment for Learning in Preservice Teacher Education: Performance-Based Assessments (Ruth Chung Wei, Ray L. Pecheone).

4 Licensure Tests: Their Use and Value for Increasing Teacher Quality (Dan Goldhaber).

5 Hiring Decisions (Dane A. Delli).

Part Three: Assessment of Practicing Teachers.

6 The Role of Formative Assessments in New Teacher Induction (Peter Youngs, Ben Podgodzinski, Mark Low).

7 Assessing for Teacher Tenure (Gary Sykes, Sarah Winchell).

8 Approaches to Annual Performance Assessment (Mary M. Kennedy).

9 Value-Added: Assessing Teachers' Contributions to Student Achievement (Douglas N. Harris, Daniel F.  McCaffrey).

10 The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards: An Investment for the Future (Jillian P. Reese)?

11 Judging Teachers: The Law of Teacher Dismissals (Diana Pullin).

Part Four: Broader Assessment Issues.

12 Setting Standards for Teacher Evaluation (Barbara B. Howard , Arlen R. Gullickson).

13 Thinking Systemically About Assessment Practice (Pamela A. Moss).

14 Teacher Quality: An American Educational Dilemma (David K. Cohen).

Discussion Questions.

Index.

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