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NDACTE provides leadership on issues related to professional education, with primary focus on teacher education and promotes effective public policy regarding professional education, enhances and improves professional education programs at member institutions, and enhances the professional effectiveness of members.

Skills of Teaching Observation Tool (STOT) Training Modules

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Early Childhood Level
Elementary Level
Secondary Level

Welcome to the NDACTE rater training for the Skills of Teaching Observation Tool (STOT).  The training is offered to increase interrater reliability and accuracy in scoring.

The list below briefly overviews the process used to create the expert panel ratings within this training module.

  1. Videos excerpts were identified and matched with STOT indicators.
  2. Teacher preparation faculty were invited to be part of the expert panels. Each expert panel had at least 5 members, and most had 10-15. A facilitator coordinated the process.
  3. The panel viewed the videos and independently rated the teacher’s performance using the STOT indicators.
  4. The panel members discussed performance of the teacher in the video in relation to the indicators, identifying the evidence for their ratings. The facilitator documented the scores and corresponding evidence.
  5. The panelists each re-rated the performance, which was converted into a single score for the expert panel using the median and consensus.
  6. The panel also rated a written artifact from a student teacher, using indicators that typically are not observable in a classroom lesson.

The training begins with information on preventing bias and using evidence for rating.  It then moves through three tasks.  If the rater is off more than a ½ point from the expert panel, they are encouraged to review the bias prevention information.

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Early Childhood Level
Elementary Level
Secondary Level

Praxis CORE Change

From ESPB:

ETS is “Regenerating” (updating) the Reading, Writing, and Mathematics tests and they now have new numbers. Please note the new test codes for Reading, Writing, and Mathematics. The North Dakota scoring will not change. This will go into effect September 2019.

Required beginning September 1, 2019.
Core Academic Skills for Educators: Reading 5713
and
Core Academic Skills for Educators: Writing 5723
and
Core Academic Skills for Educators: Mathematics
(On-screen four-function calculator provided.)
5733
If you wish to take all three computer-delivered Core exams (5713, 5723, 5733) at the same time, select Core Academic Skills for Educators: Combined Test (5752) when registering. Scores will be reported by individual test (5713, 5723, 5733).

‡Composite Score: 466

Note: North Dakota has instituted a composite score of 466. Beginning September 1, 2018, test takers must meet the composite score of 466 and meet a minimum score on each assessment.

  • Core Academic Skills for Educators: Reading — minimum score 149
  • Core Academic Skills for Educators: Writing — minimum score 153
  • Core Academic Skills for Educators: Mathematics — minimum score 143.

All test takers who have passed the Praxis Core prior to September 1, 2018, will be considered “passed” and do not need to retake the test.

North Dakota Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (NDACTE) is an affiliate of the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE). The views expressed on this website are the views of NDACTE.