Sandy Taut

Sandy Taut

- Ph.D. en Educaci贸n, University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), Graduate School of Education, Social Research Methods Division.
聽- Psic贸loga, Universit盲t zu K枚ln, Alemania.

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Sandy Taut es Psic贸loga de la Universidad de Colonia (Alemania) y Ph.D. en Educaci贸n de la Universidad de California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Es profesora asistente de la Escuela de Psicolog铆a de la PUC e investigadora del Centro de Medici贸n MIDE UC. Sus temas de especializaci贸n incluyen la evaluaci贸n de programas, evaluaci贸n de desempe帽o docente y calidad instruccional, sistemas de medici贸n y evaluaci贸n, validaci贸n, m茅todos de investigaci贸n cualitativos y cuantitativos. Ha desarrollado proyectos de investigaci贸n, evaluaciones de programas, y consultor铆as para distintas instituciones, incluyendo United Nations Educational, Scientific & Cultural Organization (UNESCO); Ministerio de Educaci贸n, Agencia de Calidad de la Educaci贸n, y Consejo Nacional de Educaci贸n (CNED) de Chile; Instituto Nacional para la Evaluaci贸n de la Educaci贸n (INEE) de M茅xico; Saxon Institute of Education de Alemania. En 2014 estuvo becada de la Fundaci贸n Alexander von Humboldt para una estad铆a de investigaci贸n prolongada en Alemania.

Pontificia Universidad Cat贸lica de Chile, School of Psychology
Since 2008
Course titles:                      
Design and Evaluation of Educational Programs (Undergraduate in Psychology)
Educational Program Evaluation (Master level)
Qualitative Methods for School Leaders (Master level in Education)
Continuing Education Course on the Uses of Educational Assessment

Universit盲t Bern, Center for Continuing Education, Post-Graduate Evaluation Degree Program, Switzerland
Adjunct faculty, 2004-2009
Course title:                        
Logic Models and Program Theory in Program Evaluation

Agencia de Calidad de la Educaci贸n, Chile鈥╒alidation of the school evaluation visits, with emphasis on redesign of classroom observation; September 鈥 December 2015
Consejo Nacional de Educaci贸n (CNED), Chile鈥∕odifications in Chilean student testing system鈥檚 (SIMCE) testing plan for 2015; Development of criteria for evaluating the national student testing plan 2016-2020; March & July 2015
Instituto Nacional para la Evaluaci贸n de la Educaci贸n (INEE), Mexico鈥╒alidity studies of the ENLACE y Excale student testing systems in Mexico; 2013-2014
Revision Task Force of the Joint Committee on Standards for Educational Evaluation, USA鈥∕ember of the validation panel of the 3rd edition of the 鈥淧rogram Evaluation Standards鈥; 2008
Ministerio de Educaci贸n, Chile鈥–hilean student testing system (SIMCE) value-added pilot study; 2006-2008鈥‥valuation of the Chilean student testing system鈥檚 (SIMCE) communication products; 2005-2006
UNESCO, Paris, France鈥↖nternal Oversight Service (IOS), Evaluation Section鈥–onsultant, April 鈥 September 2004; June 鈥 September 2003鈥ㄢ≒rofessional Conference Presentations (since 2007)
    鈥    Espinoza, A.M & Taut, S. (2014, August). El rol del g茅nero en las interacciones pedag贸gicas de aulas de matem谩tica chilenas: Un an谩lisis de evidencia audiovisual. Paper presented at the Congreso Interdisciplinario de Investigaci贸n en Educaci贸n (CIIE), August 21, 2014, Santiago, Chile.
    鈥    Taut, S., Valencia, E., Palacios, D., Jimenez, D. & Manzi. J. (2013, August). Relationship between multiple measures of teaching quality and student learning: Evidence from Chile. Paper presented at the bi-annual conference of the European Association for Research on Learning and Instruction (EARLI), Munich, Germany.
    鈥    Taut, S. (2013, August). High-stakes teacher evaluation in Chile: Professionalizing teachers in a perfect market? Paper presented at the Bi-annual conference of the European Association for Research on Learning and Instruction (EARLI), Munich, Germany.
    鈥    Martinez, F., Taut, S. & Schaaf, K. (2013, April). Seeing instruction around the world: International practices in classroom observation for teacher development and evaluation. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), San Francisco, USA.
    鈥    Taut, S. & Abarz煤a, A. (2012, October). Taller pre-conferencia: Est谩ndares de Calidad de la Medici贸n y Evaluaci贸n Educacional. Congreso Latinoamericano de Medici贸n y Evaluaci贸n Educacional (COLMEE). Santiago, Chile.
    鈥    Taut, S., Valencia, E. & Escobar, J. (2012, October). La Relaci贸n entre el Valor Agregado y los Resultados de los Profesores en la Evaluaci贸n Docente en Chile. Congreso Latinoamericano de Medici贸n y Evaluaci贸n Educacional (COLMEE). Santiago, Chile.
    鈥    Escobar, J., & Taut, S. (2012, August). El efecto de las caracter铆sticas de los pares en el aprendizaje de estudiantes chilenos de ense帽anza media. Congreso Interdisciplinario de Investigaci贸n en Educaci贸n (CIIE), August 24, 2012, Santiago, Chile.
    鈥    Taut, S. (2012, January). Validaci贸n de la Evaluaci贸n Docente en Chile. Paper presented at the third meeting of the Sociedad Chilena de Pol铆ticas P煤blicas, January 19, 2012, Santiago, Chile.
    鈥    Jimenez, D. & Taut, S. (2011, August). Classroom assessment in Chile: A diagnosis of policies and practices. Paper presented at the biannual meeting of the European Association for Research on Learning and Instruction (EARLI), September 1, 2011, Exeter, UK.
    鈥    Taut, S., Santelices, V., Araya, C. & Manzi, J. (2011, April). Effects And Uses Of A National Teacher Performance Assessment At School Level. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, New Orleans, USA.
    鈥    Cort茅s, F., Taut, S., Santelices, V. & Lagos, M.J. (2011, January). Formaci贸n continua en professors y la experiencia de los Planes de Superaci贸n Profesional (PSP) en Chile: Fortalezas y debilidades a la luz de la evidence international [Teacher professional development and the experience with the program Planes de Superaci贸n Profesional (PSP) in Chile: Strengths and weaknesses in light of the international evidence]. Paper presented at the second meeting of the Sociedad Chilena de Pol铆ticas P煤blicas, January 19, 2011, Santiago, Chile.
    鈥    Araya, C., Taut, S., Santelices, V. & Manzi, J. (2010, August). Studying the effects of the certification of teaching excellence program in Chile. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the European Educational Research Association (EERA-ECER), August 25-27, 2010 in Helsinki, Finland.
    鈥    Santelices, V., Valencia, E., Taut, S. & Manzi, J. (2010, April). The Importance of Contextual and Personal Variables in Explaining Teacher Quality: Evidence Using a Standards-based, Standardized Measure of Teacher Performance. Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Denver, USA.
    鈥    Tornero, B., & Taut, S. (2009). Sistema de Evaluaci贸n del Desempe帽o Docente en Chile: Significados y Percepciones deProfesores Rebeldes [The teacher performance evaluation system in Chile: Meanings and perceptions of teachers who actively refuse to participate]. Paper presented at the IX Jornada Internacional de Psicolog铆a Educacional, Valparaiso, Chile.
    鈥    Taut, S. & Santelices, V. (2009). Validity issues in assessing teacher competencies. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the European Educational Research Association (EERA-ECER), September 27-30, 2009 in Vienna, Austria.
    鈥    Taut, S. & Santelices, V. (2009). Comprehension and use of value-added school performance indicators reported to teachers and parents. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the European Educational Research Association (EERA-ECER), September 27-30, 2009 in Vienna, Austria.
    鈥    Santelices, V., Taut, S., Araya, C., & Manzi, J. (2009). Consequential Validity of Chile鈥檚 Teacher Evaluation System: Consequences at the Municipal (Local) Level. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, April 13-19, 2009, in San Diego, USA.
    鈥    Taut, S., Santelices, V. & Thibaut, P. (2008). Explicating Expected Consequences and Underlying Assumptions of a National Teacher Evaluation System. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Evaluation Association, November 5-8, 2008, in Denver, USA.
    鈥    Taut, S. & Santelices, V. (2007). Validating the Chilean National Teacher Evaluation System: A comprehensive research agenda. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, April 9-13, 2007, in Chicago, USA.
鈥ㄢ↖nvited Talks
    鈥    Freie Universit盲t Berlin, Fachbereich Erziehungswissenschaft und Psychologie [Free University of Berlin, Department of Education and Psychology], January 27, 2015. The National Teacher Evaluation System in Chile: Does it support valid inferences about teaching quality?
    鈥    Bayerisches Staatsinstitut f眉r Schulqualit盲t und Bildungsforschung [Institute for School Quality and Educational Research of Bavaria], Munich, Germany, January 13, 2015. Die Unterrichtsbeobachtung in der externen Schulevaluation in Sachsen [Classroom observation as part of external school evaluation in Saxony].
    鈥    World Bank, Latin America and the Caribbean Regional Department, Washington D.C., USA, May 2, 2013. Evaluating Teacher Performance: Lesson from Chile.
    鈥    Universidad Diego Portales, Coloquio Instituto de Pol铆ticas P煤blicas, Santiago, Chile, January 4, 2012. Las consecuencias de la Evaluaci贸n Docente en Chile. [The consequences of the Chilean national teacher evaluation system].
    鈥    S盲chsisches Bildungsinstitut [Educational Institute of Saxony], Dresden, Germany, October 1, 2009. Das chilenische nationale Lehrerevaluationssystem und empirische Befunde zu seiner Validit盲t und Wirkung [The Chilean national teacher evaluation system and empirical evidence regarding its validity and effects].
    鈥    Deutsches Institut f眉r Internationale P盲dagogische Forschung [German Institute for International Educational Research] (DIPF), Frankfurt, Germany, February 18, 2009. Validity Research on the Chilean National Teacher Evaluation System.

Title: Centro de Estudios de Pol铆ticas y Pr谩cticas en Educaci贸n (CEPPE), Pontificia Universidad Cat贸lica de Chile
Role: Associate Researcher
Description: Three-year research grant (2012-2015); Lines of research: Instructional practices and student learning; Gender in classroom interactions.

Title: Validation of the Chilean National Teacher Evaluation System Using Student Learning Progress and In-depth Examinations of Teaching Practice
Role: Principal Investigator
Description: Three-year research grant (2012-2015) from the Comisi贸n Nacional de Investigaci贸n Cient铆fica y Tecnol贸gica [Chilean National Science Foundation], Fondo Nacional de Desarrollo Cient铆fico y Tecnol贸gico (FONDECYT Regular No. 1120441).
Amount: US $ 167,000.-

Title: FONIDE, Ministry of Education
Role: Co-investigator
Description: One-year grant (2014) entitled 鈥淪IMCE de lectura 驴motor de mejora escolar?  Estrategias implementadas por las escuelas y elaboraci贸n de un instrumento para estudiarlas鈥 [SIMCE standardized achievement testing in reading comprehension as an engine for school improvement: An initial diagnosis]; FONIDE F811385

Title: Apoyo a la Organizaci贸n de Reuniones Cient铆ficias, Pontificia Universidad Cat贸lica de Chile
Role: Co-organizer
Description: Funding for organizing the 1st Latin-American Conference on Educational Measurement and Evaluation (COLMEE), Santiago, October 4-5, 2012

Title: Estudio de validez consecuencial de los sistemas de evaluaci贸n de desempe帽o y excelencia docente [Consequential validity of the national teacher evaluation program and the national teacher certification program].
Role: Principal Investigator
Description: Three-year research grant (2008-2011) from the Comisi贸n Nacional de Investigaci贸n Cient铆fica y Tecnol贸gica [Chilean National Science Foundation], Fondo Nacional de Desarrollo Cient铆fico y Tecnol贸gico (FONDECYT Regular No. 1080135).
Amount: US $ 144,000,-

Title: Desarrollo de Pruebas Estandarizadas y de una Metodolog铆a de Valor Agregado para Evaluar el Progreso de los Aprendizajes en Matem谩tica y Lenguaje de Estudiantes de Segundo Ciclo de Ense帽anza B谩sica (5潞 a 8潞) [Development of Math and Language Standardized Tests and a Value-added Methodology to Evaluate the Learning Progress of Students in 5th to 8th grade].
Role: Co-Investigator
Description: Two-year research grant (2008-2010) from the Fondo de Desarrollo e Innovaci贸n (INNOVA), Gobierno de Chile [Development and Innovation Fund, Chilean government].

Journal Publications

  • P茅rez-Cotapos, M.A. & Taut, S. (in press). Adaptaci贸n y pilotaje de un portafolio para evaluar pr谩cticas de evaluaci贸n de aprendizajes en el aula en profesores de matem谩tica de segundo ciclo b谩sico [Adaptation and piloting of a portfolio for evaluating classroom assessment practices of middle school mathematics teachers.] Psykhe.

  • Taut, S., Valencia, E., Palacios, D., Santelices, V., Jimenez, D. & Manzi, J. (in press). Teacher performance and student learning: Linking evidence from two national assessment programs. Assessment in Education: Principles, Policy & Practice, DOI: 10.1080/0969594X.2014.961406

  • Santelices, V., Galleguillos, P., Gonzalez, J. & Taut, S. (2015). Un Estudio Sobre la Calidad Docente en Chile: El Rol del Contexto en Donde Ense帽a el Profesor y Medidas de Valor Agregado [A Study about Teacher Quality in Chile: The Rol of Context where the Teacher works and Value Added Measures]. Psykhe, 24(1), DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7764/psykhe.24.1.673

  • Taut, S. & Sun, Y. (2014). The Development and Implementation of a National, Standards-based, Multi-method Teacher Performance Assessment System in Chile. Education Policy Analysis Archives, 22(71), 1-30. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.14507/epaa.v22n71.2014

  • Taut, S., Manzi, J. & Molina, A. (2013). La Evaluaci贸n de las Pr谩cticas Docentes [The evaluation of teaching practice]. Secci贸n Especial [Special issue]. Pensamiento Educativo, Revista de Investigaci贸n Educacional Latinoamericano (PEL), 50(1), 1-3. 

  • Santelices, V., Taut, S., Araya, C. & Manzi, J. (2013). Consecuencias a Nivel Local de un Sistema de Evaluaci贸n de Profesores: El Caso de Chile [Consequences of a Teacher Evaluation System at District Level: The Case of Chile] . Revista Estudios Pedag贸gicos, 39(2), 299-328.

  • Taut, S., Santelices, V. & Stecher, B. (2012). Validation of a national teacher assessment and improvement system. Educational Assessment Journal, 17(4), 163-199. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10627197.2012.735913

  • Araya, C., Taut, S., Santelices, V., Manzi, J. & Mi帽o, F. (2012). Teor铆a Subyacente del Programa de Asignaci贸n de Excelencia Pedag贸gica en Chile [Theory of Action of the Certification of Teaching Excellence Program in Chile]. Revista de Educaci贸n, 359, 530-553.

  • Araya, C., Taut, S., Santelices, V. & Manzi, J. (2011). Validez consecuencial del programa de asignaci贸n de excelencia pedag贸gica en Chile [Consequential Validity of the Certification of Teaching Excellence Program in Chile]. Revista Estudios Pedag贸gicos, 37(2), 25-42.

  • Taut, S., Santelices, V., Araya, C. & Manzi, J. (2011). Perceived effects and uses of the national teacher evaluation system in Chilean elementary schools. Studies in Educational Evaluation, 37, 218-229. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.stueduc.2011.08.002

  • Santelices, V. & Taut, S. (2011). Convergent validity evidence regarding the Chilean standards-based teacher evaluation system. Assessment in Education: Principles, Policy & Practice, 18(1), 73-93. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/0969594X.2011.534948

  • Tornero, B. & Taut, S. (2010). A mandatory, high-stakes national teacher evaluation system: Perceptions and attributions of teachers who actively refuse to participate. Studies in Educational Evaluation, 36, 132-142.

  • Hein, A. & Taut, S. (2010). El uso de informaci贸n evaluativa externa con fines formativos en establecimientos educacionales chilenos [The use of formative evaluative information in Chilean schools]. Revista Iberoamericana de Evaluaci贸n Educativa, 3(2), pp. 160-181. http://rinace.net/riee/numeros/vol3-num2/art9.html

  • Taut, S., Santelices, V., Araya, C. & Manzi, J. (2010). Theory underlying a national teacher evaluation program. Evaluation and Program Planning, 33, 477-489. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.evalprogplan.2010.01.002

  • Taut, S., Cort茅s, F., Sebastian, C. & Preiss, D. (2009). Evaluating school and parent reports of the national student achievement testing system (SIMCE) in Chile: Access, comprehension, and use. Evaluation and Program Planning, 32, 129-137.

  • Taut, S. (2008). What have we learned about stakeholder involvement in program evaluation? Studies in Educational Evaluation, 34(4), 224-230.

  • Taut, S. (2007). Methodological and conceptual challenges in studying evaluation process use. Canadian Journal of Program Evaluation, 22(2), 1-19.

  • Taut, S. (2007). Studying self-evaluation capacity building in a large international development organization. American Journal of Evaluation, 28(1), 45-59.

  • Taut, S. (2007). Defining evaluation capacity building: Utility considerations. American Journal of Evaluation, 28(1), 120.

  • Forss, K., Kruse, S., Taut, S. & Tenden, E. (2006). Chasing a Ghost? An Essay on Participatory Evaluation and Capacity Development. Evaluation, 12(1), 131-147.

  • Taut, S. & Alkin, M. (2003). Program Staff Perceptions of Barriers to Evaluation Implementation. American Journal of Evaluation, 24 (2), 213-226.

  • Alkin, M. & Taut, S. (2003). Unbundling Evaluation Use. Studies in Educational Evaluation, 29, 1-12.

  • Taut, S. & Brauns, D. (2003). Resistance to Evaluation: A Psychological Perspective. Evaluation, 9 (3), 247-269.

  • Beywl, W. & Taut, S. (2000). Standards: Aktuelle Strategie zur Qualit盲tsentwicklung in der Evaluation [Standards: A Strategy For Improving Quality in Evaluation]. Vierteljahreshefte zur Wirtschaftsforschung 3/2000, 446-461.


Book Chapters

  • Jimenez, D. & Taut, S. (2015). Das Bildungssystem in Chile unter besonderer Ber眉cksichtigung der Rolle der Lehrerinnen und Lehrer als Schl眉ssel der Bildungsqualit盲t [The educational system in Chile with special emphasis on the role of teachers as the key to educational quality]. In: Oelsner, V. & Richter, C., Bildungsentwicklungen in Lateinamerika [Educational developments in Latin America], pp. 98-118. M眉nster: Waxmann-Verlag.

  • Taut, S., Santelices, V. & Manzi, J. (2011). Estudios de validez de la Evaluaci贸n Docente [Validation studies of the Chilean National Teacher Evaluation]. In: Jorge Manzi, Roberto Gonzalez, Yulan Sun (Eds.), La Evaluaci贸n Docente en Chile [The Chilean national teacher evaluation system], pp. 157-175. Pontificia Universidad Cat贸lica de Chile, Santiago, Chile.

  • Taut, S. & Alkin, M. (2010). The Role of Stakeholders in Educational Evaluation. In: Penelope Peterson, Eva Baker, Barry McGaw, (Eds.), International Encyclopedia of Education. Volume 3, pp. 629-635. Oxford: Elsevier.

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