Title

Psychometric properties of a pre-service teacher performance-based rubric as related to teaching efficacy

Semester

Spring

Date of Graduation

2008

Document Type

Dissertation

Degree Type

EdD

College

College of Education and Human Services

Department

Learning Sciences and Human Development

Committee Chair

Richard T. Walls.

Abstract

In order to meet the stipulations set for by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education, teacher education programs seeking NCATE accreditation are required to demonstrate their students' readiness to become teachers in specific, measurable ways (NCATE, 2000). As a result, new methods to assess performance began to receive attention by those in the field of teacher education. This study investigated a performance-based rubric which is used by an NCATE accredited program to assess the teaching performance of its pre-service teachers. The psychometric properties of this rubric were assessed. Additionally, the relationship between this measure of teaching performance and teaching efficacy were investigated. Results of the psychometric analyses revealed that the rubric had limited reliability in regard to inter-rater agreement, but strong internal consistency and content validity. A relationship was found to exist between teaching efficacy and teaching performance, as measured by this pre-service teacher performance-based rubric, however, this relationship was limited in strength.

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