ERIC Number: ED252576
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Nov-15
Reference Count: 0
Validation of the National Teacher Examination Core Battery and Specialty Area Tests: Standard Setting Results.
Petry, John R.
This paper is a report of a study designed to develop recommendations on minimum qualifying scores for National Teacher Examinations (NTE) that are valid for certification and endorsement in Tennessee. The functions performed in the review of the NTE Core Battery and Specialty Area tests were conceptualized as panel activities. The number of panels required for the study was determined by the number of tests and the functions to be performed. The size of each panel was based on the scope of the test content and panel's functions. Separate panels were utilized to perform the knowledge estimation function for each objective test or test section. A separate panel was employed to conduct these functions for the Essay section of the Test of Communication Skills. The Standards Committee was responsible for developing recommendations on minimum qualifying scores for the valid NTE tests. The Standards Committee recommended a four-step progression of minimum qualifying scores on the NTE Core Battery and Specialty Area tests over a five year period. In the fifth year, the required scores would be three standard errors of measurement below the estimated scaled scores for minimally qualified certification and endorsement applicants. (DWH)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: National Teacher Examinations; Tennessee
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Mid-South Educational Research Association (13th, New Orleans, LA, November 14-16, 1984).