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Measurement Issues and Assessment for Teaching Quality
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Measurement Issues and Assessment for Teaching Quality



December 2008 | 272 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
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

 
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
 
the State Education Agency
 
Final Comments
 
About the Contributors
 
Author Index
 
Subject Index

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