Should SJTs used for Teacher Succession be context-free or context-rich?
by Adam Kirkbride, December 2021
There is a growing research base that supports the use of situational judgment tests (SJTs) as an effective selection method for teacher education. But should these SJTs use context-free or context-rich scenarios? This post offers an in-depth look at what the research says about the pros and cons of each.
Selecting tomorrow’s teachers
by Liz Maxwell and Rob Klassen
(Bett hub, 12 March)
How can we choose the best candidates for teacher education?
For nearly 10 years, our team of researchers at the Teacher Success has conducted rigorous international research to identify the key attributes of effective teachers.
A day in the life of an MMI assessor
by Helen Granger, December 2020
In this blog, one of our Multiple Mini Interview assessors describes her experience. These MMIs were the central element of the selection process for a large teacher training programme that was implementing MMIs for the first time.
Can Multiple Mini-Interviews Assist in Selecting Candidates for Initial Teacher Education?
by Jade Rushby and Helen Granger, November 2020
Are the interview methods we use for selecting candidates for initial teacher education supported by research? ‘Traditional’ interviews have gotten a bad rap lately, because they can be unfair to some candidates and show poor reliability and validity.
Adapting Teacher Succession tools for new contexts
by Professor Rob Klassen, 27 October 2020
When developing evidence-based Teacher Succession methods, just how important is it to reflect the local context? In other words, how much do the desired attributes of novice teachers vary from program to program, or between countries?
Is online Teacher Succession right for you?
by Liz Maxwell, October 2020
Against a background of economic uncertainty, teaching is becoming an increasingly attractive career choice—the numbers applying for Initial Teacher Education (ITE) programs are up by 35% according to recent reports (TES, September 2020).
Market research on online applicant selection tools for UK teacher education
by Liz Hooper, September 2020
In July and August Liz Hooper from the Teacher Success carried out a market research project to explore the demand for online tools to measure the ‘soft’ skills (non-academic attributes) of initial teacher education (ITE) candidates.