ERIC Number: ED328738
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Trades and Industry Teachers vs. National Teacher Examination and Predictor Tests.
The National Teacher Examination (NTE) was given to a sample of 64 new trades and industrial (T&I) teachers attending 6-week workshops in Maryland during three summers. Each summer 18 to 25 teachers took the three tests in the Core Battery of the NTE, as well as a selection of other tests. The project sought to determine the pass-fail ratio of the new T&I teachers on each of the three tests in the Core Battery and to determine if the NTE scores could be predicted by using another standardized test that could be administered and scored in a short period of time. The study found that either the general ability test or the combination of vocabulary and comprehension tests would be useful instruments in counseling new T&I teacher recruits as to their likelihood of passing the NTE Core Battery. The study concluded that NTE scores can be predicted by other standardized tests for Maryland T&I teachers. Either the general ability test or the combination of the vocabulary and comprehensive tests produce respectable correlations with the three tests of the NTE Core Battery. According to the data collected during the three summers, approximately 40 percent of the T&I teacher recruits did not score high enough to pass the Core Battery. They had less difficulty with the General Knowledge test than with the other two tests. Data tables are provided. (KC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: National Teacher Examinations
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Vocational Association (Cincinnati, OH, December 1990).