Using Internal and External Evaluation to Shape Teacher Preparation Curriculum: A Model for Continuous Program Improvement
The same high stakes accountability measures that have shaped the K-12 educational context over the past decade have become part of the university teacher preparation landscape. National accrediting organizations have created more rigorous, outcomes-based accountability measures for teacher preparation programs. Educational stakeholders offer mixed reviews about the value and impact of these accreditation efforts. In this article, however, we argue that such external evaluation measures when paired with our own internal evaluation processes have generated meaningful changes to our elementary teacher preparation program.
Norman, P.J, & Sherwood, S.A.S. (2015). Using internal and external evaluation to shape teacher preparation curriculum: A model for continuous program improvement. The New Educator, 11(1), 4-23. doi:10.1080/1547688X.2015.1001263
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