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Teacher Performance Assessment Publications


Darling-Hammond, L., & Haertel, E. (2012, November 5). A better way to grade teachersLos Angeles Times. Retrieved from


Darling-Hammond, L. (2010). Evaluating teacher effectiveness: How teacher performance assessments can measure and improve teaching. Center for American Progress

Darling-Hammond, L. (2010). Teacher education and the American futureJournal of Teacher Education, 61(1-2) :35-47. DOI: 10.1177/0022487109348024

Newton, S. (2010). Preservice performance assessment and teacher early career effectiveness: Preliminary findings on the performance assessment for California teachers.
Stanford, CA: Stanford University, Stanford Center for Assessment, Learning, and Equity.

Wei, R. C. and Pecheone, R. L. (2010). Assessment for Learning in Preservice Teacher Education: Performance-Based Assessments. In M. M. Kennedy (Ed) Teacher Assessment and the Quest for Teacher Quality: A Handbook (pp. 69-132). San Francisco: Jossey Bass.

Wilson, M., Hallam, P.J., Pecheone, R., & Moss, P., (2010). Using Student Achievement Test Scores as Evidence of External Validity for Indicators of Teacher Quality: Connecticut’s Beginning Educator Support and Training Program (Working Paper)


Darling-Hammond, L., Wei, R. C., with Johnson, C. M. (2009). Teacher Preparation and Teacher Learning: A Changing Policy Landscape. In G. Sykes, B. L. Schneider, and D. N. Plank (Eds.), Handbook of Education Policy Research (pp. 613- 636). New York: American Educational Research Association and Routledge.

Pecheone, R. L. & Wei, R. C. (2009). Review of “The Widget Effect: Our National Failure to Acknowledge and Act on Teacher Differences.” Boulder and Tempe: Education and the
Public Interest Center & Education Policy Research Unit.


Barron, B. and Darling-Hammond, L. (2008). Teaching for Meaningful Learning: A Review of Research on Inquiry-based and Cooperative Learning (Book Excerpt).

Chung, R. R. (2008). Beyond Assessment: Performance Assessments in Teacher Education. Teacher Education Quarterly, 35(1), 7-28.

Sato, M., Chung, R. R., and Darling-Hammond, L. (2008). Improving Teachers’ Assessment Practices Through Professional Development: The Case of National Board Certification. American Educational Research Journal, 45(3), 669-700.


Chung, R. R. (April 2007). Beyond the ZPD: When do beginning teachers learn from a high-stakes portfolio assessment? Unpublished paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Chicago.


Pecheone, R. L. and Chung, R. R. (January/February 2006). Evidence in Teacher Education: The Performance Assessment for California Teachers (PACT). Journal of Teacher Education, 57(1), 22-36.


Shulman, J., Whittaker, A., and Lew, M. (Eds.). (2002). Facilitator’s Guide: Using Assessments to Teach for Understanding: A Casebook for Educators, Teachers College Press.

Shulman, J., Whittaker, A., and Lew, M. (Eds.). (2002). Using Assessment to Teach for Understanding: A Casebook for Educators, Teachers College Press.

Whittaker, A., and Young, V. (2002) Tensions in assessment design: Professional development under high-stakes accountability. Teacher Education Quarterly, 29, 3, pg.43-60.


Whittaker, A., Snyder, J. and Freeman, S. (2001). Restoring balance: A chronology of the development and uses of the California Standards for the Teaching Profession. Teacher Education Quarterly, 28, 1, pg. 85-107.