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An article co-authored by Professor Sallie Averitt Miller, Associate Dean for Assessment and Accreditation at Columbus State University’s College of Education and Health Professions, was recently published in GATEways to Teacher Education, a peer-reviewed online journal of the Georgia Association of Teacher Educators (GATE).
The article describes the processes used to identify essential assessment criteria, as suggested by Georgia school systems and educator preparation providers, as well as the procedures used to create the Professional Behaviors and Dispositions Assessment (PBDA). Offered to school systems and teacher education programs, PBDA is intended to guide teacher candidates as they develop and refine their professional behaviors and dispositions. In addition, the PBDA may be easily adapted for use with in-service teachers.
The PBDA can be accessed in the published article titled “The Development and Implementation of the Professional Behaviors and Dispositions Assessment.” Several universities have uploaded the copyrighted instrument to their assessment software systems.