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Teacher Education and Professional Development

Assessment

Georgia State University

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Full-Text Articles in Education

Navigating The Contested Terrain Of Teacher Education Policy And Practice: Authors Respond To Scale, Nick Henning, Alison G. Dover, Erica Dotson, Ruchi Argwal Rangnath, Christine Clayton, Martha K. Donovan, Susan Ophelia Cannon, Stephanie Behm Cross, Alyssa Dunn Jan 2018

Navigating The Contested Terrain Of Teacher Education Policy And Practice: Authors Respond To Scale, Nick Henning, Alison G. Dover, Erica Dotson, Ruchi Argwal Rangnath, Christine Clayton, Martha K. Donovan, Susan Ophelia Cannon, Stephanie Behm Cross, Alyssa Dunn

Middle and Secondary Education Faculty Publications

Stanford Center for Assessment, Learning, and Equity (SCALE) provided a commentary on the manuscripts in the first part of this special issue, which highlighted the benefits of edTPA and the necessity for such assessment programs to improve teacher education and strengthen teaching practices. In turn, the authors responded to the SCALE commentary. The authors’ responses raise concerns about equity, fairness, and unintended consequences of teacher performance assessments. These responses highlight the need for continued dialogue on ways to improve teacher education and strengthen the teaching profession.


Multimodal K-12 Assessment Frameworks And The Interactive Audience: An Exploratory Analysis Of Existing Frameworks, Ewa Mcgrail, Nadia Behizadeh Jan 2017

Multimodal K-12 Assessment Frameworks And The Interactive Audience: An Exploratory Analysis Of Existing Frameworks, Ewa Mcgrail, Nadia Behizadeh

Middle and Secondary Education Faculty Publications

Multimodal writing often occurs through membership in an online, participatory culture; thus, the audience for student writers potentially can shift from imagined readers to actual, accessible readers and responders. In this article, we thoroughly review the idea of audience and then report results from an exploratory review of K-12 assessment frameworks and analyze how key frameworks address the need for consideration of an interactive audience. We found that multimodal composition is being defined consistently across all frameworks as composition that includes multiple ways of communicating, but the majority of multimodal composition examples were texts that were non-interactive composition types (as ...