ERIC Number: ED233051
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Apr
Reference Count: 0
South Carolina's Teacher Certification Testing.
Meredith, Vana Hutto
South Carolina's approach to teacher certification testing is presented. The teacher certification program is a combination of National Teacher Examination (NTE) requirements and Act 187 requirements. NTE's have been administered in South Carolina to certify teachers since 1945 and are administered in 45 teaching areas. In August 1979, Act 187 was enacted to provide for a fair and comprehensive program for training, certification, initial employment, and evaluation of public educators. On May 5, 1982, the State Board of Education, rejecting an implementation plan proposed by the Educator Improvement Task Force, issued three recommendations: (1) the State Board should pursue necessary action to provide for the implementation of Act 187; (2) the State Board and the State Department of Education should determine budgetary requirements for program implementation; and (3) the State Board should adopt the recommendations made by the Teacher Recruitment, Training, and Certification Committee in response to the recommendations made by the Educator Improvement Task Force. A discussion follows of the three testing programs (which are the major components of Act 187): Basic Skills Examination in Reading, Writing, and Mathematics; South Carolina Teaching Area Examinations; and the Student Teacher/Provisional Teacher Evaluation Instrument. A copy of Act 187, the Training, Certification, and Evaluation of Public Educators Law, is appended. (PN)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: National Teacher Examinations; South Carolina
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (67th, Montreal, Quebec, April 11-15, 1983).