Investigation into the teacher's stewardship and assessment instruments for classroom evaluation : LDS seminary teacher evaluation

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Nordfelt, D. Spencer
University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Education
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Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Faculty of Education, 2001
The purpose of this study was twofold: (a) prepare a formal description of the expectations associated with the stewardship of a released-time seminary teacher and (b) create classroom assessment instruments to be used by seminary teachers for self-analysis and students for evaluative feedback in four areas of classroom assessment: classroom learning environment, teacher characteristics, student development, and status of students on factors extraneous to the classroom. Five hypotheses were tested within the LDS Church Educational System to provide data upon which to recommend use of the instruments. The results from testing the hypotheses revealed: (1) there is no difference in the results of assessment instruments when they are distributed either by a teacher, a supervisor, or a peer-teacher, (2) teachers and students are not congruent when their assessments of the classroom experiences are compared, (3) the congruence between the teacher and student assessments is not influenced by length of the teacher's previous teaching experience, (4) teachers with one to three years of teaching experience receive higher assessments than those with more years of teaching experience, and (5) teacher preferred classes receive higher assessments than randomly selected classes.
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Teachers -- Rating of , Mormon church -- Education