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Assessing Teacher Performance: Performance-Based Assessment in Teacher Education


reviewed by Vicki Wise — December 07, 2006

coverTitle: Assessing Teacher Performance: Performance-Based Assessment in Teacher Education
Author(s): Sharon Castle and Beverly D. Shaklee (Eds.)
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield, Lanham
ISBN: 1578864186 , Pages: 216, Year: 2006
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If there is such a thing as just in time reading, then this book delivers just that. This well-written book takes the reader on a journey from discovering the historical roots and growth of our accountability system in education to how we in teacher education currently respond to this system. And, in turn, we learn about the expectations of accrediting bodies such as the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), specialized professional organizations (SPA), and how these organizations shape, and at times, drive what we do in practice. Historical perspective The authors, Castle and Shaklee, do a fine job of interweaving the historical path of accountability in K-12 education and its effect on teacher education programs. Educational accrediting organizations have worked collaboratively to respond to the increased need for accountability, while at the same time striving to preserve what is unique to individual education programs. NCATE and the SPAs... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record, Date Published: December 07, 2006
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 12878, Date Accessed: 10/17/2017 11:17:07 AM

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  • Vicki Wise
    James Madison University
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    VICKI WISE received her Ph.D. in Psychological and Cultural Studies from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Her educational training was in the areas of educational measurement and evaluation within a quantitative and qualitative framework. Her professional experiences involve assessment, evaluation, and survey research in both higher education and K-12 environments. She is currently the Director of Assessment and Evaluation in the College of Education at James Madison University (JMU). Previously at JMU, she served as the Assistant Director of Institutional Research, and before that as a Research Administrator in the Center for Assessment and Research Studies and a faculty member in PhD program in Assessment and Measurement.
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