ERIC Number: ED365729
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
The Effect of Changing a Professional Educational Program on National Teacher Education Test Scores.
Land, Warren A.; Land, Elizabeth R.
This study was directed toward determining the effect on National Teacher Education (NTE) Test Scores of changing a professional undergraduate educational program, and exploring whether there is a specific significant difference between the use of a traditional undergraduate professional educational program and a modified undergraduate professional educational program. A statewide educational reform act brought about the modified undergraduate professional educational program. In addition to other mandates the reform act required graduates to pass the NTE. The modified program also represented a commitment to continuing to find ways to improve the education of teachers. The subjects for this study were 862 undergraduate students for whom complete and usable data were available. Of this group, 227 students completed the traditional program and 635 completed the modified program. NTE scores and personal data were used to secure information for the study. When the composite NTE scores of the two groups were compared, no significant difference at the .05 level was observed between them. Even though a statistical difference between the two groups did not exist, the scores for the modified group were slightly higher than the traditional group. (Author/SLD)
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Conventional Instruction, Curriculum Development, Educational Change, Educational Improvement, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Program Implementation, Scores, State Legislation, Teacher Competency Testing, Teacher Education, Undergraduate Students
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Mississippi; NTE Core Battery; Reform Efforts
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Mid-South Educational Research Association (22nd, New Orleans, LA, November 10-12, 1993).