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The Academic Year

Interns are those Educator Preparation Program (EPP) candidates serving as classroom teacher of record on a probationary certificate. The intern is expected, based on the Texas Education Code, Section 21.0452 and Texas Administrative Code, Title 19, Part 7, Chapter 229, to have three observations by SHSU University Supervisors during this internship period.

During the observation, the interns are evaluated using the Student Teacher Evaluation - Form A, which is based on the Professional Development Appraisal System (PDAS). The evaluation is adapted and aligned with Texas Proficiencies for Learner-Centered Instruction. A performance-based assessment, the first two observations are formative and the third observation is summative.

During the AY, interns are observed a minimum of three times. The results of the third observation, a summative evaluation are reported as an average, by domain.

Student Teacher Evaluation - Form A
University Supervisor Assessment - 3-Year Trend Data
(5-point Likert Scale)

Revised during Academic Year 2008-2009, data from Form A are important measures of EC-12 student learning and classroom management. A scale is employed in which 20 to 25 points = 5 (Exceeds Expectations), 12 to 19 points = 3 (Proficient), 4 to 11 points = 1 (Below Expectations), and 0 to 3 points = 0, (Unsatisfactory).

A link to the full data report is located at the bottom of this page. The 3-year trend data for all initial candidates, scored by the University Supervisor, are based on a Likert scale. The mean scores for the four domains by academic year for all initial programs (UG and PB) are listed below.

Full Trend Data from these Form A Scores

Mean Score2010-112011-122012-13
Domain 1- Active, Successful Student Participation in the Learning Process 3.97 3.86 4.01
Domain 2 - Learner-Centered Instruction 3.89 3.81 3.89
Domain 3 - Evaluation and Feedback on Student Progress 3.91 3.82 3.89
Domain 4 - Management of Student Discipline, Instructional Strategies, Time, and Materials 3.88 3.77 3.81

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