Preparing pre-service teachers for performance assessments
Keywords:Pre-Service Teachers, Teacher Education, Teachers Assessment
Performance assessments have become one way that many teacher education programs use to evaluate the effectiveness and readiness of pre-service teachers. These assessments allow teacher candidates to demonstrate their ability to plan, instruct, assess, and reflect. Teacher education programs can make changes to the curriculum and provide various support structures that allow teacher candidates to successfully complete a performance assessment. This article describes the support systems that one university has initiated for teacher candidates submitting a performance assessment, the improvement the assessment has made on the program, and the impact it has made on the teaching effectiveness of graduates.
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