Abstract—Teacher competency standards are the main guidelines for assessing the initial academic qualification of teachers. The basis for the assessment of teacher performance is the sustainable development of their professional career. This research reassesses teachers' competency standards in vocational high schools (VHSs) to sufficiently explain the competence in teaching tailored to the needs of the industrial world. This research aims at an assessment structure established on the Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP) to assess such competency standards for VHS teachers steadily to assess such competency standards for VHS teachers. The assessment model is classified into four critical criteria, namely: 1) pedagogical competency, 2) professional competency, 3) vocational competency, and 4) technological competency. These criteria are further accumulated into 21 sub-criteria to gauge the efficacy of teacher competency standards. This finding shows that the pedagogical competencies are the most important in this research. Thus, this study's novelty is seen in developing two key aspects: a more detailed explanation of sub-competencies and competencies to enhance Indonesia's skilled teachers' competency levels.
Index Terms—Teacher competency standard, pedagogical competency, professional competency, vocational competency, technological competency, analytic hierarchy process.
Dessy Seri Wahyuni and Ketut Agustini are with the Department of Informatics and Engineering, Universitas Pendidikan Ganesha. Singaraja, Indonesia (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com).
Gede Ariadi is with the Department of Management, University of Brawijaya, Malang, Indonesia (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).