Using Electronic Assessment Systems to Improve Teacher Education
Teresa Jayroe, Margaret Pope, Mississippi State University, United States ; Matthew Boggan, Janet McCarra, Mississippi State University - Meridian, United States
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Charleston, SC, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-67-9 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA
The elementary education program in a rural southeastern university uses an online electronic portfolio assessment system, TaskStream, to monitor the progress of teacher candidates after admission to the program. Since the pilot date of TaskStream in the summer of 2005, faculty have worked to continually revise and refine the online electronic portfolio assessment system. To complete the electronic on-line portfolio assessment, teacher candidates submit artifacts each semester from the professional courses in which they are enrolled. These artifacts are then reviewed and assessed by course instructors using rubrics based on Association for Childhood International (ACEI) and Interstate New Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium (INTASC) standards to ensure that teacher candidates are making adequate progress toward achieving the goals of the program.
Jayroe, T., Pope, M., Boggan, M. & McCarra, J. (2009). Using Electronic Assessment Systems to Improve Teacher Education. In I. Gibson, R. Weber, K. McFerrin, R. Carlsen & D. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2009--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 74-77). Charleston, SC, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).