National Library of Australia

The National Library building is closed temporarily until further notice, in line with ACT Government COVID-19 health restrictions.
Find out more

You must be logged in to Tag Records
Theoretical and Empirical Consideration of Design Issues Related to Experimental Teacher Units. Beginning Teacher Evaluation Study. Technical Note Series. Technical Note V-3 For Phase III-A Continuation [microform] / Nikola N. Filby
Bib ID 5347164
Format MicroformMicroform, BookBook
Filby, Nikola N
Description [Washington, D.C.] : Distributed by ERIC Clearinghouse, 1977 
18 p. 

Alternative theoretical approaches influencing the research design of the Beginning Teacher Evaluation Study are discussed. One line of research used an Experimental Teaching Unit (ETU) to create a semi-standardized situation for comparison of teachers. Though this approach introduces a uniformity which appears to increase comparability, it is at the cost of a somewhat unrepresentative sample of teacher behavior. Another line of research focused on naturally-occurring behavior, particularly instructional time. The design chosen for the Beginning Teacher Evaluation Study involved an "objectives-only" experimental teaching unit incorporated into the instructional time framework. Specific objectives in reading and mathematics were taught, but no materials were provided--only objectives. The effectiveness of 6-, 10-, and 40-day instructional programs were compared. The 40-day period was found to be most favorable in terms of consistent gains and variable amounts of actual instructional time. This method was also recommended because it provided a substantial sample of instruction, yet allowed for more than one sample during the school year. (Author/GDC)


Sponsoring Agency: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.

Sponsoring Agency: California State Commission for Teacher Preparation and Licensing, Sacramento.

May also be available online. Address as at 14/8/18:

Reproduction Microfiche. [Washington D.C.]: ERIC Clearinghouse microfiches : positive. 
Subjects Academic Achievement.  |  Achievement Gains.  |  Achievement Tests.  |  Curriculum Development.  |  Educational Objectives.  |  Elementary School Curriculum.  |  Elementary School Mathematics.  |  Elementary School Teachers.  |  Grade 2.  |  Primary Education.  |  Program Length.  |  Reading.  |  Research Design.  |  Sampling.  |  Teacher Behavior.  |  Teacher Effectiveness.  |  Teacher Evaluation.  |  Time Factors (Learning)  |  Units of Study.
Form/genre Reports, Research.
Other authors/contributors Far West Lab. for Educational Research and Development, San Francisco, CA
Available From ERIC 


    In the Library

    Request this item to view in the Library's reading rooms using your library card. To learn more about how to request items watch this short online video Help Video.

    Details Collect From
    mc 2253 ED151384 Main Reading Room - Newspapers and Family History
    This item may be online. Please search the ERIC website prior to requesting this microfiche item.

    Order a copy

    - Copyright or permission restrictions may apply. We will contact you if necessary.

    Help Video To learn more about Copies Direct watch this short online video Help Video.
    close Can I borrow items from the Library?

    You need Flash player 8+ and JavaScript enabled to view this video embedded.

    You can view this on the NLA website.

    close What can I get online?

    You need Flash player 8+ and JavaScript enabled to view this video embedded.

    You can view this on the NLA website.

    close Can I get copies of items from the Library?

    You need Flash player 8+ and JavaScript enabled to view this video embedded.

    You can view this on the NLA website.

    Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Flags
    Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander and other First Nations people are advised that this catalogue contains names, recordings and images of deceased people and other content that may be culturally sensitive. Please also be aware that you may see certain words or descriptions in this catalogue which reflect the author’s attitude or that of the period in which the item was created and may now be considered offensive.