Based on more than a decade of work with educator preparation programs, NIET has developed the NIET Aspiring Teacher Rubric (ATR), which provides a set of performance indicators based on principles of excellence in instruction. The rubric includes 12 indicators that describe and measure the key skills and knowledge that aspiring teachers must develop to be prepared for the classroom.
The research brief summarizes measurement properties of the NIET ATR. Results from validity and reliability analyses show the NIET ATR to be a valid and reliable tool to measure aspiring teacher instruction during a classroom observation conducted by a trained and certified observer. Additionally, the NIET ATR is capable of distinguishing variation in aspiring teacher performance, allowing for more specific and meaningful feedback for aspiring teachers.
Read more about the study in our research brief below.