ERIC Number: ED248191
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: N/A
Florida Teacher Certification Examination. Technical Report 1980-1981.
Florida State Dept. of Education, Tallahassee.
The Florida Teacher Certification Examination (FTCE) is based upon selected competencies that have been identified as minimal entry-level skills for prospective teachers. A description is given of the four subtests which make up the FTCE: (1) writing--essay on general topics; (2) reading--multiple choice "cloze" procedure on general education passages derived from textbooks, journals, and state publications; (3) mathematics--multiple choice questions on basic mathematics, simple computation, and "real world" problems; and (4) professional education--multiple choice questions on general education (personal, social, academic development, administrative skills, and exceptional student education). This technical report provides information on the test's creation and assembly, administrative procedures, and scoring and reporting. A table presents statistics on the number and percent of students (1980-81) passing all subtests, by education major or program. The psychometric characteristics of validity, reliability, item discrimination, and contrasting group performance of the FTCE are discussed. Appendices provide information on: (1) essential competencies and subskills tested; (2) mathematical illustrations of formulas; (3) security and quality control procedures; and (4) scoring the writing examination. (JD)
Descriptors: Higher Education, Knowledge Level, Measurement Techniques, Minimum Competency Testing, Preservice Teacher Education, Quantitative Tests, Reading Tests, Standardized Tests, State Standards, Teacher Certification, Teaching Skills, Test Construction, Test Interpretation, Test Reliability, Test Results, Test Theory, Test Validity, Writing Skills
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Florida State Dept. of Education, Tallahassee.