ERIC Number: ED382653
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Knowledge and Skills for the Beginning German Teacher. The Praxis Series: Professional Assessments for Beginning Teachers.
The job analysis study described in this report was conducted to serve as one of the bases for documenting the content validity of the Praxis II Subject Assessment in German. The purpose was to describe the most important knowledge and skills domains needed by newly licensed (certified) German teachers in order to perform their jobs in a competent manner. An inventory of knowledge and skills German teachers need to teach was constructed and sent to 636 teachers, 294 teacher educators, and 68 state department foreign language supervisors. Frequency distributions across background information categories, mean importance ratings by relevant subgroups, and corrections of mean importance ratings within subgroups were determined. Without qualifications, 86% of the knowledge/skills areas may be used to develop test specifications. Correlations for relevant subgroups were in the 0.90s, which suggests that there is substantial agreement among various subgroups of respondents with respect to the relative importance of the knowledge and skills. Eleven tables summarize study findings. Eight appendixes contain the job analysis inventory and supplemental information about the study methodology. (Contains 10 references.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Educational Testing Service, Princeton, NJ.
Identifiers: Praxis II