ERIC Number: ED218333
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Mar
Reference Count: 0
A Study of Selected Variables Involved in the Assessment of Teacher Proficiency.
Tarver, Linda K.
The purposes of this study were to (1) describe the performance of Louisiana's prospective teachers on the Common Examinations of the National Teacher Examinations (NTE) in relation to national averages, and (2) determine strengths and weaknesses in the test performance of Louisiana's prospective teachers. Prospective teachers in Louisiana were shown to perform above the national average on the Weighted Common Examinations Total of the NTE. Performance on the Professional Education, Written English Expression and Literature, Fine Arts, and Social Studies subdivisions also compared favorably with national results, and Louisiana's prospective teachers significantly exceeded national averages in Professional Education. A deficiency in concepts and skills in the science and mathematics content areas was found to result from weaknesses in science preparation. The discriminatory ability of scores, the effects of the number of test items, and the difficulty level of the subdivisions are discussed. The scoring procedures and comparisons are described with statistical data indicating levels of strengths and weaknesses. (Author/CM)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Louisiana; National Teacher Examinations
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (66th, New York, NY, March 19-23, 1982).