ERIC Number: ED243903
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Aug-30
Reference Count: 0
Mapping the Long Range Development of the National Teacher Examinations.
Characteristics of the National Teacher Examinations (NTE) of 10 years hence are projected. The NTE-recommended guidelines for the examination are that: the test be used for selection and certification of teachers; it will be suitable for group testing; a single map will be used for the professional component to measure teacher effectiveness; map content will consist of characteristics for which empirical data can be gathered; and it will be primarily an objective paper-pencil test, with an audiovisual dimension to evaluate communication and social interaction skills. The knowledge base of the test should include pattern-seeing and interrelations of patterns. The professional component should measure the generic educator abilities which demonstrate an integration of knowledge, skills, and attitude. The education of teachers is discussed in general areas and specific fields. The professional component of teacher education programs is examined, and the generic educator competencies that shape it are discussed. These competencies include social interaction, communication, conceptualization, coordination, and diagnosis. A table identifies these competencies with the knowledge base, skills, and behavioral indicators for the knowledge and skill bases. An indication of how these behaviors could be measured in a paper-pencil or videodisc test is also included. (DWH).
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: National Teacher Examinations
Note: Paper presented to the Research and Development Committee, National Teacher Examinations Policy Council (August 30, l981).