Measuring teaching skills in elementary education using the Rasch model

Wim J. C. M. van de Grift*, Thoni A. M. Houtveen, Henk T. G. van den Hurk, Oscar Terpstra

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Abstract

Observation scales for measuring teaching skills were developed for both elementary education and kindergarten. Based on 500 observations, we found that both scales meet the requirements of the dichotomous Rasch model. These observation scales can help in finding the zone of proximal development of teachers in elementary education and kindergarten. This can help in improving teachers' skills.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)455-486
Number of pages32
JournalSchool Effectiveness and School Improvement
Volume30
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2-Oct-2019

Keywords

  • Effective teaching
  • elementary education
  • kindergarten
  • observation
  • Rasch model
  • zone of proximal development
  • STUDENT-ACHIEVEMENT
  • FIT INDEXES
  • TEACHERS
  • FEEDBACK
  • QUALITY
  • INSTRUCTION
  • INSTRUMENT
  • BEHAVIOR
  • CRITERIA
  • SCHOOLS

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