ERIC Number: ED248201
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Nov
Reference Count: 0
The Use of Student Background Factors and College of Education Entry Factors to Predict Performance on the Florida Teacher Certification Examination.
Villeme, Melvin G.; And Others
The relationship of selected student background factors and performance on the American College Test (ACT) to performance on the Florida Teacher Certification Examination (FTCE) was examined. The FTCE is composed of four tests--mathematics, reading, professional practices, and writing--and is required for teacher certification in Florida. Records of selected graduates provided information on ACT entry data, background factors (race, sex, education major, lower level college background), and campus where bachelor's degree was completed. Overall, it appeared that the college of education entry factors (ACT scores, grade point average) were most promising for the prediction of mathematics and reading performance on the FTCE. The student background factors included in the study appeared far less promising than the entry factors for predicting FTCE performance. A description is given of the methodology used to compare these multiple factors with performance on the FTCE. The results of the comparisons are discussed and presented in tabular format. (JD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: ACT Assessment; Florida Teacher Certification Examination
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Florida Educational Research Association (Orlando, FL, November l982).