Evaluating The Use Of Group Interviews To Select Students Into Teacher-Education Programs

  title={Evaluating The Use Of Group Interviews To Select Students Into Teacher-Education Programs},
  author={Deborah A. Byrnes and Gary Kiger and Zipora Shechtman},
  journal={Journal of Teacher Education},
  pages={163 - 172}
This study presents findings on the reliability and validity of a group-assessment interview procedure designed to evaluate the verbal, interpersonal, and leadership qualities of students applying to a teacher-education program. We examine whether (a) the group-assessment process predicts future student-teaching performance, (b) the group-assessment scores are reliable across raters, and (c) the group-assessment interview is a better predictor of student-teaching performance than academic… 

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