To address the 2013 Interstate Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium (InTASC) Model Core Teaching Standards and Learning Progressions for Teachers in the areas of leadership and collaboration, the MEdT Program faculty in the College of Education were invited to develop an assessment instrument to be piloted as early as spring 2015. Currently, MEdT teacher candidates are assessed with a Student Teaching Evaluation instrument during student teaching in the third semester of the four semester program. This instrument includes dispositions criteria and descriptors for leadership and collaboration. The MEdT Program is in the process of incorporating signature assignments to prepare candidates for the educative Teacher Performance Assessment (edTPA). Whereas the Student Teaching Evaluation includes a few rubric descriptors aligned with leadership and collaboration, the edTPA does not. Due to adoption of the edTPA assessment system and the requirement to address InTASC standards, the MEdT faculty created an end of program written reflection assignment to give MEdT Program Completers an opportunity to reflect on their growth in the areas of leadership and collaboration. This new assessment has been created to not only address the 2013 InTASC Standards for teacher preparation programs but also to assess the MEdT Program’s ability to develop teacher leaders and effective collaborators which are fundamental intended learning outcomes for program completers. The newly developed MEdT Teacher Leadership & Collaboration Assessment instrument will be presented at the poster session to illustrate the ongoing efforts of MEdT faculty to improve their assessment system. by Scott D. Robinson
Robinson, S. (2015, April). Assessing MEdT Teacher Candidates’ Leadership and Collaboration. Poster session presented at the Assessment for Curricular Improvement Poster Exhibit at the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa, Honolulu, HI.