To assist institutions in developing high quality middle level teacher preparation programs, five veteran members of the NCATE/NMSA Program Review Board have identified more than 75 performance-based assessments directly correlated with the seven NMSA Standards for Teacher Preparation. In this article, 14 of these assessments are described in detail along with a sampling of rubrics. In addition, authors reveal their own challenges writing program reports as well as gaining stakeholder’s buy-in to performance-based assessment systems at their own institutions.
Van Zandt Allen, Laura; Ruebel, Kim K.; Greene, Melanie W.; McDaniel, Janet E.; and Spencer, Vikki, "This We Believe, This We Do: Performance-Based Assessment in Middle Level Teacher Education" (2008). Education Faculty Research. Paper 1.