Measurement Issues and Assessment for Teaching Quality

Measurement Issues and Assessment for Teaching Quality

By: Dr. Drew H. Gitomer (author)Hardback

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This edited volume is a publication of the proceedings from the 2007 Educational Testing Service (ETS) Invitational Conference on Measurement Challenges and the Assessment of Teacher Quality. In this thematically-organized text, leading researchers and practitioners from the fields of education, economics, and policy present their perspectives on some of the most critical issues in teacher assessment. Key features include the following: Three thematic sections: Measuring Teacher Quality for Professional Entry, Measuring Teacher Quality in Practice, and Measuring Teacher Quality in Context. Expert perspectives from a variety of fields (education, economics, and policy) Section summaries that highlight key issues and common themes

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Introduction SECTION I: MEASURING TEACHING QUALITY FOR PROFESSIONAL ENTRY Ch 1. Measuring Teacher Quality for Professional Entry Ch 2. Hiring for Teacher Quality at the District Level: Lessons from The New Teacher Project Ch 3. Professionalizing the Occupation of Teaching in a Time of Transition Broadening the Vision of Professional Entry--Synthesis of Section I SECTION II. MEASURING TEACHING QUALITY IN PRACTICE Ch 4. Measuring Teacher Quality in Practice Ch 5. The Policy Uses and Policy Validity of Value-Added and Other Teacher Quality Measures Ch 6. Approximations of Teacher Quality and Effectiveness: View from the State Education Agency Measuring Teacher and Teaching Quality: Considerations and Next Steps--Synthesis of Section II SECTION III. MEASURING TEACHING QUALITY IN CONTEXT Ch 7. Mapping the Terrain of Teacher Quality Ch 8. Measuring Instruction for Teacher Learning Ch 9. Opportunity to Teach: Teacher Quality in Context Crisp Measurement and Messy Context: A Clash of Assumptions and Metaphors--Synthesis of Section III Assessment of Teaching or Assessment for Teaching? Reflections on the Invitational Conference About the Contributors Author Index Subject Index

Product Details

  • publication date: 10/12/2008
  • ISBN13: 9781412961431
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 272
  • ID: 9781412961431
  • weight: 658
  • ISBN10: 1412961432

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