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REL Central Event: Examining the Reliability and Validity of Teacher Candidate Evaluation Instruments
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February 13, 2019

Time: 12:00–1:30 p.m. CT

Location: Virtual

Description: You are invited to participate in the REL Central webinar Examining the Reliability and Validity of Teacher Candidate Evaluation Instruments. This webinar will present the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation standards, which require that educator preparation programs use evaluation instruments with evidence of reliability and validity. The presenters will share examples of methods used to examine and ensure the reliability and validity of a sample of widely administered teacher candidate evaluation instruments.

Partnership or Research Alliance: Educator Pipeline Research Alliance

Audience: The webinar is intended for faculty and staff of educator preparation programs, state education agency staff who oversee teacher preparation and certification, and others who are interested in the evaluation of teacher candidates.


  • R. Marc Brodersen, Senior Researcher, REL Central
  • Stephen Meyer, Senior Researcher, REL Central
  • Gary Railsback, Vice President, Council for Accreditation of Educator Preparation
  • Stacy Duffield, Professor, North Dakota State University
  • Sarah K. Anderson, Associate Professor and Accreditation Coordinator, Mayville State University
  • Alan Olson, Professor, Valley City State University

Report Citation: Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation. (2013). 2013 CAEP standards. Washington, DC: Author. Retrieved from

Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation. (2015). CAEP evidence guide (Version 2.0). Washington, DC: Author. Retrieved from

North Dakota Association of Colleges for Teacher Education. (2016). Validation study for the student teacher observation tool (Unpublished document).

Meyer, S. J., Brodersen, R. M., & Linick, M. A. (2014). Approaches to evaluating teacher preparation programs in seven states (REL 2015–044). Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance, Regional Educational Laboratory Central. Retrieved from

R. Marc Brodersen
(303) 766-9199 ext. 320
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