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University of Wisconsin System Teacher Quality Initiative

Wisconsin's Grassroots
Teacher Quality Assessment (TQA) Model:
Large Scale Assessment of Math and Science Content Knowledge in Student Teaching

Overview / Contacts | Goals | Timeline | STAR Teams | Resources | Meetings|

TQA Project Three-Year Timeline

Process and Outcomes

Fall 2007 - Summer 2008

Cohort I Wisconsin campus STAR teams (Student Teacher Assessment teams) were identified.  Participating campuses include: Alverno College, Marian College, UW-Madison, UW-Milwaukee, UW-Oshkosh, UW-Parkside, and UW-Whitewater.

Cohort I STAR teams will define tasks and processes under guidance of a consultant. Tasks will include reviewing existing student teaching assessments, identifying core math and science content to be assessed, and synthesizing common knowledge and skill core documents from campus documents.

Following this process, recommendations for the core knowledge and skills assessment design will be made.

Cohort II STAR, and potentially, some STAR III teams will be identified.

Fall 2008 - Summer 2009

STAR teams will draft assessments.

STAR teams will provide input into common core document and assessments.

Cohort III STAR teams will be identified.

Fall 2009 - Summer 2010

STAR I, II, and III teams will implement PROTOTYPE assessments and FIELD TEST assessment

PILOT Training Protocol will be developed

STAR teams will analyze the data collected and share results.

STAR I, II, and III teams will collaborate to make recommendations for the final revisions to the assessment tool(s), training protocol, and data use processes.

Fall 2010-Spring 2011

Assessment tool(s), training protocols, and data use processes full year PILOT by STAR campuses.





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