ERIC Number: ED199843
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979-Aug-1
Reference Count: N/A
A Brief Review of Recent Court Decisions Related to the Use of Examinations for Purposes of Making Personnel Decisions. An Addendum to the Materials Prepared for the Writing Subtest of the Florida Teacher Competency Examination.
Harward, Lucy E.; Hoetker, James
Recent court decisions provide legal guidelines for the construction of teacher qualification tests. Such tests have often led to the rejection of a disproportionally large percentage of minority applicants. Boards of education have the right to establish tests and other standards pertaining to teacher employment. It is unlawful, however, for an employer to limit, segregate, or classify employees in a manner that adversely affects them because of race. Employment tests must be job related, with cutoff scores that do not discriminate against minorites. Essay examinations that are subjectively graded are legally permissable. Teacher certification tests may be developed and used for the purpose of teacher personnel decisons. (JEH)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Florida State Dept. of Education, Tallahassee.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Graduate Record Examinations