This paper describes quantitative findings from a 40-item Likert-scale survey designed by the authors to explore secondary student teachers’ perceptions of the impact of adding a teacher work sample (TWS) assessment during the student teaching semester. In this action research study focused on improvement of practice, student teachers from one teacher education program in the Pacific region of the United States (N = 68) assessed the teacher work sample assessment required of them. Findings highlight student teachers’ reactions to the pilot implementation process and describe TWS tasks that student teachers valued, learned from, and anticipated using in the future. Student teachers’ largely negative responses to the TWS implementation process suggested the need to rethink and revise procedures. Their mildly positive responses to TWS tasks suggested the value of continuing the TWS assessment as a requirement during the student teaching semester.
|Keywords:||Teacher Work Sample, Student Teacher Assessment|
Assistant Professor, Institute for Teacher Education, College of Education, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
Professor, Department of Curriculum Studies, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
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