CFASSTCalifornia Formative Assessment and Support System for Teachers
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In addition, another deficiency created by this unmediated backward linkage was a professional teacher education faculty largely unprepared to serve as supervisors and assessors in a reflective inquiry based teacher performance assessment similar to CFASST. Capacity building had occurred in school districts with coaches, support providers and mentors involved in BTSA but this training was expressly restricted to BTSA participants.
Outcomes a) Training in the Critical Friends protocol for establishing reflective inquiry groups, b) Participation in the DELTA BTSA project, c) University faculty trained in CFASST, and d) Site-based university intern programs.
A 2003 study by Educational Testing Service (ETS) examined student achievement for BTSA participating teachers using the California Formative Assessment and Support System for Teachers (CFASST).