ERIC Number: ED222566
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Validation of the NTE: Arkansas Style.
The National Teacher Examination (NTE) validation and cut score determination procedures for use in teacher certification in Arkansas are discussed. The NTE area examinations to be validated were selected by the Arkansas Department of Education, which compared the state's certification requirements with the NTE's rationale, content, and scope descriptions. The 24 examinations selected were in such areas as art education, business education, the sciences, several languages, early childhood and elementary education, guidance and counseling, and other subject specializations. The Educational Administration and Supervision Examination was also selected. Judges selected for the NTE Review Study Group included certified practitioners from public schools, colleges, and universities in the state. Unique procedures used in the Arkansas study included assessing examination item validity by item relevance and providing national p-values to assist judges in finding item probabilities for determining cut-scores. The legal rationale for using the procedures is discussed. (Author/CM)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Arkansas; Arkansas State Department of Education; National Teacher Examinations
Note: Paper presented at the Education Commission of the States Annual Conference on Large Scale Assessment (Boulder, CO, June 10, 1982).