A WEB Based Accountability System - Tracking Students From Program Entry to Post-Graduation
Sam Evans, Pam Petty, Antony Norman, Leroy Metze, Western Kentucky University, United States
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-47-1 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA
The focus on accountability and high stakes assessment at the P-12 level and subsequent criticism leveled at higher education for the quality of classroom teachers has increased the urgency for teacher education programs to develop systems of accountability to ensure quality graduates. This paper focuses on the development and use of a web based accountability system designed to track student and faculty demographics, admissions information, fieldwork experiences, electronic portfolio data, certification and follow up information. The system allows for evaluation of academic program and students? performances. Central to this system is a WEB based electronic portfolio system. Critical performances aligned with teacher standards have been integrated into all courses in the program. Performances are entered electronically and scored by faculty members as teacher candidates progress through their program. The system provides program feedback and evidence of student progress.
Evans, S., Petty, P., Norman, A. & Metze, L. (2003). A WEB Based Accountability System - Tracking Students From Program Entry to Post-Graduation. In C. Crawford, N. Davis, J. Price, R. Weber & D. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2003--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 114-121). Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).