ERIC Number: ED382663
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
A Transportability Study of the Praxis I: Academic Skills Assessments Computer-Based Test (CBT) and the Praxis I: Pre-Professional Skills Tests (PPST) Specification Statements for Entry-Level Vocational Education Teachers.
Tannenbaum, Richard J.; And Others
The purpose of this study was to determine if the 55 test specifications for the Praxis I: Academic Skills Assessments computer-based tests (CBT) and the Praxis I: Pre-Professional Skills Tests (PPST) were judged to be appropriate for entry-level vocational education teachers regardless of specialty area. The test specification statements were mailed to a random sample of 5,610 vocational education teachers representing 11 specialty areas. Useable surveys were returned by 2,347 vocational education teachers. Judgments of importance were made using a 5-point rating scale. A test specification statement was considered to be appropriate for entry-level vocational education teachers if respondents from at least 9 or 11 specialty areas judged it to have a mean importance greater than 3.0 (moderately important). The results indicated that all 55 test specifications received mean ratings above 3.00 by respondents from all 11 specialty areas. It may be concluded from the results that the test specification statements for the Praxis I: CBT and the Praxis I PPST are appropriate for entry-level vocational education teachers regardless of the specialty area in which they teach. One table. Appendixes present the survey and respondent information. (Contains 2 references.) (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Educational Testing Service, Princeton, NJ.
Identifiers: Praxis I; Test Specifications; Transportability