ERIC Number: ED228305
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Teacher Proficiency and Performance in Louisiana.
Tarver, Linda K.; Carr, Dan B.
Using a statewide sample of Louisiana's prospective teachers' results on the National Teacher Examinations (NTE) (N=5,642), the investigation probed the relationships between NTE composite scores, Weighted Common Examination Total (WCET) scores, and WCET subscores with selected predictor variables (overall grade point average (GPA); GPA in professional education courses; GPA in major teaching area; and ACT assessment composite and area scores). Two basic questions were addressed: (1) Which predictor variables or combination of predictor variables are effective predictors of examinees' composite NTE scores? and (2) Which among the predictor variables investigated are correlated with examinees' WCET scores? Using the Statistical Analysis System (SAS) package, multiple correlations and regression analysis were employed to determine the strength of the relationship between each predictor variable and combination of predictor variables and NTE composite scores or subscores. The best single predictor of NTE composite scores is ACT overall score. Final results of the analysis, along with descriptive data, are reported in narrative, tabular, and chart forms. (PN)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: ACT Assessment; American College Testing Program; National Teacher Examinations
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (67th, Montreal, Quebec, April 11-15, 1983).