ERIC Number: ED335375
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
The Predictive Validity of the NTE for Performance in Teacher Education Programs and on the Certification Examination.
Williams, Valerie S. L.; Wakeford, Mary E.
The predictive validity of the National Teacher Examinations (NTE) tests of communications skills (CS) and general knowledge (GK) as entrance requirements for teacher education programs and for later performance on the state certification examination were studied. Data were collected for 1,143 graduates of teacher education programs in North Carolina. Data collected included: (1) Scholastic Aptitude Test verbal and mathematics scores; (2) grade point average (GPA) at two points; (3) NTE CS scores; (4) NTE GK scores; and (5) NTE test of professional knowledge (PK) scores. The CS and GK scores were not found to be strongly enough related to performance in the teacher education programs, as measured by GPA, to merit their use as requirements for admission. The tests were useful in predicting performance on the NTE PK tests, the state certification examinations. Cross-validation of regression models from prior studies showed these relationships to be stable. Implications for educational policy are discussed. Three tables present study data. (Author/SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: National Teacher Examinations; NTE Test of Professional Knowledge
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the North Carolina Association for Research in Education (Research Triangle Park, NC, March 29-30, 1990).