• Dr. Priti Srivastava Principal, Kamal Institute Of Higher Education and Advance Technology
  • Vrinda Saran Scholar (B. Ed), Kamal Institute Of Higher Education and Advance Technology


Panacea, Psychometric Testing, Teachers, Psychometric Tools, Human Attributes, Strategies


For a longer time than what we can recall, teachers have been placed a significant status in designing a student, in terms of moral, ethics, and personality. In terms of a student’s profession, a teacher can make a significant mark in enabling the student create his/her own opportunities. Hence, the role assigned to the teacher is highly valued but is also featured with a great deal of responsibility that comes along with it. In the contemporary times, the challenges associated in this profession are considerably greater than the opportunities that they provide for. In an arena of this kind, a panacea like consideration of a teacher is spelled out to be inappropriate and hence the present paper has proposed that psychometric examination on teachers will prove to be one of the most efficient tool in context of providing spaces for identification and improvement of the areas that are practically possible for the teacher to improve. This paper objectifies five major aims to visualise the various dimensions that are involved in psychometric testing on teachers. It first identified the various advantages and limitations associated with administration of psychometric tests on teachers. Thereafter it attempts to recognize the human attributes which are pertinent for teaching profession, which can be identified by psychometric tests. The paper further aims to identify psychometric tools that will be most efficient for assessing teachers. Lastly, it aimed at identification of strategies that will make psychometric results beneficial for teachers and other school stake holders.


o American Federation of Teachers, National Council on Measurement in Education, & National Education Association. (1990). Standards for teacher competence in Educational

Assessment of Students. Educational Measurement: Issues and Practice, 9, 30 – 32.

o Gregory, R. J. (2004). Psychological testing: History, principles, and applications (4th

ed.). Boston: Pearson.

o Mertler, C. A., & Campbell, C. (2005, April). Measuring teachers' knowledge and application of classroom assessment concepts: Development of the assessment literacy inventory. Paper presented at the meeting of the American Educational Research

o Wolfe, E. W., Viger, S. G., Jarvinen, D. W., &Linksman, J. (2007). Validation of scores from a measure of teachers' efficacy toward standards aligned classroom assessment. Educational and Psychological Measurement, 67, 460 – 474.


Additional Files



How to Cite

Dr. Priti Srivastava, & Vrinda Saran. (2018). A TEACHER IS A TEACHER NOT A PANACEA. International Education and Research Journal (IERJ), 4(2). Retrieved from http://ierj.in/journal/index.php/ierj/article/view/1488