Title

Measuring teaching ability with the Rasch model by scaling a series of product and performance tasks.

SelectedWorks Author Profiles:

W. Steve Lang

Document Type

Presentation

Publication Date

2004

Date Issued

2004-01-01

Date Available

2011-11-08

Abstract

Rasch measurement can provide a much needed solution to scaling teacher ability. Typically, decisions about teacher ability are based on dichotomously scored certification tests focused on knowledge of content or pedagogy. This paper presents early developmental work of a partial credit teacher ability scale of 42 tasks (performances and products) with 348 rated items or criteria. The tasks and criteria are aligned with national and state standards for expected teacher knowledge, skills, and dispositions. These tasks are being used in two thirds of Florida school districts and are spreading to colleges of education. Over time there will be many variations in both tasks and criteria, but here we focus on the initial system.

Comments

Abstract only. Full-text article is available only through licensed access provided by the publisher. Paper prepared for presentation at the XII International Objective Measurement Workshop, Cairns, Australia. 2004.

Language

en_US

Publisher

international Objective Measurement Workshop

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License
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