Tine Sloan of UC Santa Barbara’s Gevirtz School – along with co-authors Charles A. Peck, Ph.D., and Chrysan Gallucci, Ph.D., of the University of Washington – has been awarded the 2012 Outstanding Journal of Teacher Education (JTE) Article Award by the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE). The award, which recognizes exemplary scholarship published in the JTE in the areas of teacher education or of teaching and learning with implications for teacher education, will be presented February 19 at AACTE’s 64th Annual Meeting in Chicago.
The award reviewers, the AACTE Committee on Research and Dissemination, selected the authors for their joint article, “Negotiating Implementation of High-Stakes Performance Assessment Policies in Teacher Education: From Compliance to Inquiry,” which was published in the November/December 2010 issue of JTE. The article analyzes how one institution – UC Santa Barbara’s Teacher Education Program – responded to an external state mandate to adopt a high-stakes teacher performance assessment. This is a particularly timely topic, as many institutions of higher education and state education agencies are joining the Teacher Performance Assessment Consortium (TPAC).
Reviewers noted that the authors constructed a rich, descriptive account of the events and the impacts of the policy implementations as they unfolded in a local context. They added that the authors’ stance of inquiry, rather than compliance, provided the field with a portrait of how systematic, programmatic research can greatly benefit the educator preparation profession. The article is available on line here.
The American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education is a national alliance of educator preparation programs dedicated to the highest quality professional development of teachers and school leaders in order to enhance PK-12 student learning. The 800 institutions holding AACTE membership represent public and private colleges and universities in every state, the District of Columbia, the Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico and Guam. AACTE’s reach and influence fuel its mission of serving learners by providing all school personnel with superior training and continuing education.
Sloan is currently Director of the Teacher Education Program in the Gevirtz Graduate School of Education. She also represents the University of California on the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing, the body responsible for setting certification policy in the state. She served on the development team for the Performance Assessment for California Teachers (PACT), a version of which is undergoing adoption in over 20 states in the U.S. Her courses focus on issues in human development, educational psychology, teacher education, and assessment. Her primary research interests revolve around teacher education, particularly with respect to the use of performance assessment in candidate and faculty learning, and the use of performance data for program improvement. All of her work is framed by her primary interest in understanding and advocating for the well being of children in educational contexts. Sloan completed her teacher certification at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo in 1988, and her master’s and doctoral work at University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) in 1996. Sloan lived in Singapore for three years, and during that time served on the faculty in the National Institute of Education at the Nanyang Technological University.