Utilizing a theoretical intervention to examine factors influencing teacher efficacy toward assessment and an alternate statistical consideration for program evaluation

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Title: Utilizing a theoretical intervention to examine factors influencing teacher efficacy toward assessment and an alternate statistical consideration for program evaluation
Author: Shaw, Shana Michele
Abstract: In this research , a model of teachers’ efficacy posed by Tschannen -Moran , Woolfolk -Hoy , and Hoy (1998 ) is considered with regard to teachers’ use of standardized assessment data . This study is timely because teachers are expected to utilize standardized test scores , but they are often underprepared for this task . As a result of minimal experiences , teachers require in -service opportunities that develop their efficacy and knowledge toward standardized assessment . This proposal provides an opportunity for such experiences , and assesses the impact of a professional development activities designed to foster teachers’ assessment efficacy and knowledge . Last , for considerations pertaining to program evaluation , this report will explore the relevance of using hierarchical linear modeling (HLM ) as an alternative statistical procedure .
URI: http : / /hdl .handle .net /2152 /ETD -UT -2009 -08 -320
Date: 2010-06-04

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Utilizing a theoretical intervention to examine factors influencing teacher efficacy toward assessment and an alternate statistical consideration for program evaluation. Master's thesis, The University of Texas at Austin. Available electronically from http : / /hdl .handle .net /2152 /ETD -UT -2009 -08 -320 .

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