ERIC Number: ED243928
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Jun-22
Reference Count: 0
The 1983 National Teacher Examinations Core Battery Louisiana Validation Study: Final Report. (Revised).
Garvue, Robert; And Others
The purpose of this study was to determine the validity of the National Teacher Examinations (NTE) Core Battery for use in teacher certification in Louisiana. This information was produced to assist in the recommendation and establishment of a required score on the NTE. The jury judgment approach was used. Panels of faculty members were drawn from Louisiana institutions of higher education to validate the content of the tests in the Core Battery and estimate the score that could be expected from a minimally knowledgeable teacher candidate. The Content Review Panel found that 93 percent of the Professional Knowledge Test, 98 percent of the Mathematics Test, 97 percent of the Science Test, 100 percent of the Social Studies Test, 84 percent of the Literature/Fine Arts Test, 100 percent of the Reading Test, 98 percent of the Listening Test, and 96 percent of the objective items on the Writing Test were content appropriate. The Panel concluded that the NTE Core Battery is a valid measure for the teacher education curricula in Louisiana. The Knowledge Estimation Panel evaluated the difficulty and importance of each item of each of the eight Core Battery Tests, then estimated the proportion of items that the minimally knowledgeable teacher candidate would answer correctly. (BW)
Descriptors: Cutting Scores, Fine Arts, Higher Education, Listening Skills, Literature, Occupational Tests, Professional Training, Quantitative Tests, Reading Tests, Science Tests, Social Studies, Teacher Certification, Teacher Education Curriculum, Teacher Educators, Teacher Supply and Demand, Test Use, Test Validity, Writing Evaluation
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Louisiana State Dept. of Education, Baton Rouge. Office of Research and Development.
Identifiers: Louisiana; National Teacher Examinations; Test Content
Note: Prepared by the Louisiana State Dept. of Education NTE Task Force and presented to the National Teacher Examinations Blue Ribbon Score Committee.