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Physical Review Physics Education Research
written by Stephanie Viola Chasteen and Rachel E. Scherr
Given the insufficient number of well-qualified future physics teachers in the U.S., physics programs often seek guidance for how to address this national need. Measurement tools can provide such guidance, by both defining excellence in physics teacher education (PTE) and providing a means to measure progress towards excellence. This paper describes the development of such a measurement tool--the Physics Teacher Education Program Analysis rubric. The rubric was developed by identifying common features and practices at 8 "thriving" PTE programs, defined as large U.S. programs consistently graduating 5 or more future physics teachers in a year. The rubric consists of 89 items, each with 3 levels of achievement (developing, benchmark, exemplary), plus a not present level, which are organized into 6 standards. The rubric has demonstrated a variety of forms of validity, including a strong theoretical basis, empirical validation through program visits, and expert review. The rubric and its associated supporting materials are intended to help program leaders in using a process of continuous improvement and assessment to strengthen existing PTE programs or to establish new pathways for student licensure. The rubric also provides substantive opportunities for research, through further validation and development of the rubric, and by using rubric results to learn more about effective practices in physics teacher education.

Editor's Note: See Related Materials (right) for a link to the companion article by the same authors which fully examines the findings of research on which they based the Physics Teacher Education Program Analysis rubric. This article is also free-access.
Physical Review Physics Education Research: Volume 16, Issue 1, Pages 010115
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10.1103/PhysRevPhysEducRes.16.010115
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PHY-0808790
PHY-1707990
Keywords:
PTE programs, PTEPA rubric, physics teacher education, physics teacher training, program analysis rubric, teacher preparation programs, teacher training rubric
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S. Chasteen and R. Scherr, , Phys. Rev. Phys. Educ. Res. 16 (1), 010115 (2020), WWW Document, (https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevPhysEducRes.16.010115).
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S. Chasteen and R. Scherr, Developing the Physics Teacher Education Program Analysis rubric: Measuring features of thriving programs, Phys. Rev. Phys. Educ. Res. 16 (1), 010115 (2020), <https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevPhysEducRes.16.010115>.
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Chasteen, S., & Scherr, R. (2020, April 3). Developing the Physics Teacher Education Program Analysis rubric: Measuring features of thriving programs. Phys. Rev. Phys. Educ. Res., 16(1), 010115. Retrieved May 20, 2024, from https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevPhysEducRes.16.010115
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Chasteen, Stephanie Viola, and Rachel Scherr. "Developing the Physics Teacher Education Program Analysis rubric: Measuring features of thriving programs." Phys. Rev. Phys. Educ. Res. 16, no. 1, (April 3, 2020): 010115, https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevPhysEducRes.16.010115 (accessed 20 May 2024).
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Chasteen, Stephanie Viola, and Rachel Scherr. "Developing the Physics Teacher Education Program Analysis rubric: Measuring features of thriving programs." Phys. Rev. Phys. Educ. Res. 16.1 (2020): 010115. 20 May 2024 <https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevPhysEducRes.16.010115>.
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