RMC Research Supports Development of a Teacher Candidate Performance Assessment in Kansas

RMC Research is working in partnership with REL Central at Marzano Research, the Kansas State Department of Education, and representatives of Kansas educator preparation programs to support development and implementation of the Kansas Student Observation Assessment Record (SOAR). The project focuses on technical support to develop scoring and scorer training procedures that foster reliable and valid data collection. Initial work involves a review of widely-administered teacher candidate performance assessments with a focus on their content, purposes, implementation, scoring procedures, scorer training, evidence of reliability and validity, and how data are analyzed and reported.