“Theoretical and Practical Substantiations of the Role of Assessment in Improving Teacher Quality”

“Theoretical and Practical Substantiations of the Role of Assessment in Improving Teacher Quality”

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“Theoretical and Practical Substantiations of the Role of Assessment in Improving Teacher Quality”

The offered theme embraces two major parts –, the “,role of assessment”,, and “,improvement of teacher quality”,. Educational professionals started to more intensively deal with the following questions referring to the “,educational assessment”,.1. What is an Assessment?2. The role of Assessment3. Ways and methods of Quality Assessment.4. Why do we need to improve teachers?Test of Teaching Knowledge (TTK) has become the key to improving student learning and eacher quality. In this Report we propose the following instrumental theses and priorities to quality learning and teaching:I. Method applied on Zero level - Admissiona) improvement of admissions criteria (incentives, etc) by the states –, enrollmentb) application of psychological science to clinical preparation of teachersII. Methods applied and common at the beginning - Recruitment stage: 1- 6 monthsa) a test of content knowledge (math, science, etc.) b) a test of teaching knowledge (classroom management, pedagogy, etc.) c) an assessment of actual teaching (integration of a content and teaching knowledge, mentoring and measuring student performance)III. Analysis during the teaching process –, Performance: 8 months-2 yearsa) Test of Students Knowledge (TSK) - qualitative and quantities indicators of the students (the school uses video samples of students', teaching to measure their progress, etc) b) Appropriate statistical analyses around validity and reliabilityIV. During reassignments and carrier promotions: >, two yearsa) Suitability of the criteria to the related areas andb) to the unrestricted areas (contributions to education, academic and teacher training assessment, statewide accountability, classroom management and evidence-based interventions, etc)

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