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ERIC Number: ED246007
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
The Report of the Teacher Competency Examination Panel [and] Approval of the Teacher Entrance Examination Policy Recommendations.
Connecticut State Board of Education, Hartford.
On April 7, 1982, the Connecticut State Board of Education passed a resolution commending the work of the Professional Development Council and approving the recommendations contained in the report, "Recommendations for Ensuring Professional Competence." Pursuant to three recommendations from this report, an advisory committee was appointed to examine testing issues and make recommendations pertaining to competency examinations to be given prospective teachers upon entrance to and exit from teacher preparation programs. This report: (1) summarizes the progress made in implementing the entrance examination; (2) makes recommendations to the State Board of Education concerning the entrance examination; and (3) summarizes and presents a Connecticut State Department of Education staff and panel timetable of activities to investigate and implement certain recommendations. Appended to the report are 10 attachments including such items as: the survey on Connecticut Competency Examinations for Prospective Teachers; survey responses; and a position paper on proficiency testing. Included separately is the report presented to the State Board of Education concerning the advisory committees' policy recommendations. (JMK)
Descriptors: Admission Criteria, Education Majors, Elementary School Teachers, Graduation Requirements, Higher Education, Mathematics Achievement, Preservice Teacher Education, Quantitative Tests, Reading Tests, Schools of Education, Scores, Secondary School Teachers, Standardized Tests, State Boards of Education, State Standards, Test Construction, Writing Skills
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Policymakers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Connecticut State Board of Education, Hartford.
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