Testing Teacher Candidates

This book provides policy makers, teacher testers, and teacher educators with advice on how to use current tests to assess teacher candidates and evaluate teacher preparation, ensuring that America's youth are being taught by the most ...

Author: National Research Council

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 0309171067

Category: Education

Page: 360

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Americans have adopted a reform agenda for their schools that calls for excellence in teaching and learning. School officials across the nation are hard at work targeting instruction at high levels for all students. Gaps remain, however, between the nation's educational aspirations and student achievement. To address these gaps, policy makers have recently focused on the qualifications of teachers and the preparation of teacher candidates. This book examines the appropriateness and technical quality of teacher licensure tests currently in use, evaluates the merits of using licensure test results to hold states and institutions of higher education accountable for the quality of teacher preparation and licensure, and suggests alternatives for developing and assessing beginning teacher competence. Teaching is a complex activity. Definitions of quality teaching have changed and will continue to change over time as society's values change. This book provides policy makers, teacher testers, and teacher educators with advice on how to use current tests to assess teacher candidates and evaluate teacher preparation, ensuring that America's youth are being taught by the most qualified candidates.
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Testing for Language Teachers

This second edition remains the most practical guide to testing language. It has a new chapter on testing young learners.

Author: Arthur Hughes

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521484954

Category: Education

Page: 251

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This 2nd edition includes a new chapter on testing young learners and features expanded chapters on common test techniques and testing overall ability. There is also an additional appendix on item banking and a revised appendix on statistical analysis of test data.
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Testing for Language Teachers

Testing as problem solving : an overview of the book All of these purposes are discussed in the next chapter . That chapter also introduces ... yet it is something which is distinctly lacking in very many teacher - made tests .

Author: Arthur Hughes

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521823250

Category: Education

Page: 251

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This second edition remains the most practical guide to testing language. It has a new chapter on testing young learners.
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Testing Teachers

The Effects of Inspections on Primary Teachers Bob Jeffrey, Peter Woods ... Instead the pupils were used to test the teacher's competence and the school's efficiency against a predetermined set of criteria. Provision or delivery again ...

Author: Bob Jeffrey

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135710163

Category: Education

Page: 264

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Since the 1992 Education Act inaugurated national arrangements for inspection, schools have operated within an 'inspection climate' which pervades every aspect of school life on a continual basis. The significance of OFSTED inspections cannot be overestimated. They are often the most challenging, searching, uncompromising and stressful events teacher have ever experienced. What effects do they have on teachers and their work, on their self and role, and on school policy and ethos? Drawing on case studies from contrasting primary schools over a three- year period, this book reveals how OFSTED inspections were received within primary schools. It meets the need for detailed, rigorous research into inspections and their effects on teachers.
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Teachers and Testing

or guidance counselor reported that tests were frequently used to inform teachers about the abilities of their pupils or to inform pupils about their abilities, a larger (but still small in absolute terms) proportion of the teachers ...

Author: David A. Goslin

Publisher: Russell Sage Foundation

ISBN: 9781610446341

Category: Education

Page: 224

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Discusses the uses and abuses of intelligence testing in our educational systems. Dr. Goslin examines teachers' opinions and practices with regard to tests and finds considerable discrepancies between attitude and behavior. He points to the need for formulation of school policies that clearly specify what role teachers are to play in the measurement process. Dr. Goslin makes several policy recommendations, stressing the idea that the measuring process must take into account many aspects of a child's background and characteristics, and must guard against premature labeling or over-categorization.
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Testing for Language Teachers Third Edition

We live in a world of accelerating change, change to which language testing is not immune. ... While not all of these developments are yet directly applicable to teacher-made tests, we believe that teachers should be aware of them, ...

Author: Arthur Hughes

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108714839

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Testing for Teachers

Ability, meaning of, 46 Achievement tests, 106; definition of, 102; diagnostic uses of, 116; survey, 106; teacher-made, 210; value of, 115 Adjustment inventories, 164 Age norms, 41 Age scale, 32; value of, 33 American Council on ...

Author: Henry Edward Garrett

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015062320968

Category: Education

Page: 262

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Tests that Second Language Teachers Make and Use

It is argued here that Icurrent state of teacher theory" forms the basis of teachers maNing and scoring tests, and using test scores. How is this the case? Traditionally, teacher theory is thought to be about teaching.

Author: Greta Gorsuch

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781527542099

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 555

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Classroom tests are an everyday feature of second and foreign language classrooms worldwide. Teachers spend a lot of time and energy making and using tests, and learners spend of lot of time and energy taking them. Nonetheless, such assessments are under-studied, as they are considered routine. This volume illuminates this little-researched area. Featuring fifteen classroom language tests made and used by Chinese, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Russian, and Spanish teachers, the book includes parallel teacher commentary and testing content chapters that transparently probe the teachers’ processes of making and using their tests. Rather than view teachers’ tests as poor shadows of what professional test writers do, this work identifies the reasoning behind teachers’ tests. In addition, focused testing content chapters take examples directly from the actual tests and the accompanying teacher commentary. This book is an accessible, applied resource for second and foreign language teachers, language program administrators working with teachers, students in teacher preparation and enrichment programs, and scholars in language teaching, learning, and testing.
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NYSTCE New York State Teacher Certification Exams

This book includes three full-length exams for the Liberal Arts arid Sciences Test (LAST), Assessment of Teaching Skills-Performance (ATS-P), and the Assessment of Teaching Skills--Written (ATS-W) tests.

Author: Research & Education Association

Publisher: Research & Education Assoc.

ISBN: 0738600075

Category: Study Aids

Page: 558

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This book includes three full-length exams for the Liberal Arts arid Sciences Test (LAST), Assessment of Teaching Skills-Performance (ATS-P), and the Assessment of Teaching Skills--Written (ATS-W) tests. Comprehensive reviews in mathematics, English language and literature, history, the social and physical sciences, and communication skills are included. Essential for anyone seeking a teaching certificate in the state of New York.
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Mental Tests and the Classroom Teacher

TRAINING TEACHERS FOR MENTAL TESTING . SHALL TEACHERS GIVE MENTAL TESTS ? Conflicting attitudes of psychologists on mental testing by teachers — Value to teachers of familiarity with testing .

Author: Virgil Everett Dickson

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:$B239506

Category: Education

Page: 231

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Assessing Vocational Teachers

Teacher Competency Testing Teacher competency testing is a broad - based approach to teacher evaluation . Three major purposes are typically served by teacher competency testing : ( 1 ) selective admission to teacher education programs ...

Author: Elizabeth V. Dubravcic

Publisher:

ISBN: UIUC:30112006818535

Category: Vocational education

Page: 174

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Psychological Techniques for Teachers

administer a standardized test , while in another school the counselor , school psychologist , or principal may administer the test . Because a teacher may be affected by a school's testing program , he or she should have at least a ...

Author: Don C. Locke

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1560323884

Category: Education

Page: 338

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First published in 1995. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
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Testing for Teachers

Author: Bruce W. Tuckman

Publisher: Harcourt College Pub

ISBN: STANFORD:36105033064721

Category: Education

Page: 248

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Straight Talk to Beginning Teachers

Some supervisors note that even their scheduled observations are affected by tests. (Many teachers see formal observations by an administrator as a signal to give a test during the observation,) However, all tests, in daily life or in ...

Author: Matthew H. Bruce

Publisher: Journey Publications LLC

ISBN: 9780977207893

Category: Education

Page: 368

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authors of this book have worked together in teacher education for so long, and have thought and talked about that process, that they come to hold in common a view of both teachers and teaching that is reflected in this book. This commonality extends from what makes a good beginner - most teachers are made, not born- to the means by which a teacher becomes a great tracher. Reflection is a major instrument in this growth. In a teacher's early years the presence of possible of that mentoring spirit via an extended conversation with beginning secondary teachers; thus, Straight Talk.
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The Effects of Standardized Testing

While the primary purpose of the experimental study reported in this book was not to investigate the Pygmalion effect, it is inconceivable that a study of the effects of standardized testing, conceived in the 1960s and planned and executed ...

Author: T. Kelleghan

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789400973862

Category: Education

Page: 368

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When George Bernard Shaw wrote his play, Pygmalion, he could hardly have foreseen the use of the concept of the self-fulfilling prophecy in debates about standardized testing in schools. Still less could he have foreseen that the validity of the concept would be examined many years later in Irish schools. While the primary purpose of the experimental study reported in this book was not to investigate the Pygmalion effect, it is inconceivable that a study of the effects of standardized testing, conceived in the 1960s and planned and executed in the 1970s, would not have been influenced by thinking about teachers' expectations and the influence of test information on the formation of those expectations. While our study did pay special attention to teacher expectations, its scope was much wider. It was planned and carried out in a much broader framework, one in which we set out to examine the impact of a standardized testing program, not just on teachers, but also on school practices, students, and students' parents.
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Teachers Perceptions of Test taking Behaviors of Pupils

behavior ( interactions among students and between students and teacher ) ( Kellaghan , 1973 ) . Even if one limits one's attention to the role of standardized tests as sources of information for teachers on pupils ' ability or ...

Author: Thomas Kellaghan

Publisher:

ISBN: UIUC:30112048904079

Category: Educational tests and measurements

Page: 17

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Informal Classroom Assessment Strategies for Teachers

ences of the children , summarizing key components of the objectives , and constructing a review test with similar test ... When unfamiliar testing formats are used , teachers should provide instruction and information to children .

Author: George R. Taylor

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 0810845083

Category: Education

Page: 153

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Offers a variety of informal assessment techniques to support standardized tests as well as a functional assessment model to follow in assessing behaviors.
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Advanced Educational Foundations for Teachers

In Illinois, 40 percent of students sampled from four grades failed; more than half in a New England test. Worse, more than 40 percent of teachers are failing performance tests. The testing backlash comes from groups opposed to testing ...

Author: Donald K. Sharpes

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135720582

Category: Education

Page: 368

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Sharpes' approach synthesizes historical, philosophical, and cultural standpoints. The text contains practical teaching applications alongside theory and an integrated emphasis of diversity and other multicultural themes. It also covers the history of schooling from ancient times to the present, including biographies of major non-Western figures as well as the canon of educational innovators.
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Teacher as Researcher Action Research by Elementary Teachers

results might be used in relation to them and their standing as teachers. Principals, parents and counselors reported that teachers had most pressure placed on them during testing week. However, teachers, principals, counselors, ...

Author: Jay Feng

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781300741787

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Teacher Involvement in High Stakes Language Testing

This book advocates that teachers should play an active role in high-stakes language testing and that more weight should be given to teacher judgement.

Author: Daniel Xerri

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319771779

Category: Education

Page: 345

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This book advocates that teachers should play an active role in high-stakes language testing and that more weight should be given to teacher judgement. This is likely to increase the formative potential of high-stakes tests and provide teachers with a sense of ownership. The implication is that the knowledge and skills they develop by being involved in these tests will feed into their own classroom practices. The book also considers the arguments against teacher involvement, e.g. the contention that teacher involvement might entrench the practice of teaching to the test, or that teachers should not be actively involved in high-stakes language testing because their judgement is insufficiently reliable. Using contributions from a wide range of international educational contexts, the book proposes that a lack of reliability in teacher judgement is best addressed by means of training and not by barring educators from participating in high-stakes language testing. It also argues that their involvement in testing helps teachers to bolster confidence in their own judgement and develop their assessment literacy. Moreover, teacher involvement empowers them to play a role in reforming high-stakes language testing so that it is more equitable and more likely to enhance classroom practices. High-stakes language tests that adopt such an inclusive approach facilitate more effective learning on the part of teachers, which ultimately benefits all their students.
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