Roundtable luncheon focusing on education, teacher preparation
The Pell Center for International Relations and Public Policy will sponsor a roundtable discussion focusing on education and teacher preparation at 11:45 a.m. Tuesday, March 18 in the Miley Hall private dining room.
Teacher preparation improvement plans at both the national and state levels include examination of outcomes as indicators of teacher effectiveness, including K-12 student growth, employment outcomes and customer satisfaction.
While most educators agree that measures of student growth are essential in determining teacher effectiveness, significant problems can result from the use of standardized achievement test scores as a measure. Research has raised significant questions as to the validity of these measures to make high-stakes decisions about individual teachers or teacher preparation programs.
Join the roundtable discussion to share your views on how to determine an effective teacher, the emphasis on quantitative vs. qualitative data, and the use of other measures, such as employment outcomes, to determine teacher preparation program effectiveness.
Roundtable discussions are open to Salve Regina students, faculty and staff, and lunch is provided. As space is extremely limited, those interested in attending should RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.