ERIC Number: ED248194
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: N/A
The Florida Teacher Certification Examination. Bulletin IV: The Technical Manual.
Florida State Dept. of Education, Tallahassee.
This bulletin describes the technical adequacy of the Florida Teacher Certification Examination and includes discussions on establishing test reliability, test validity, passing scores, and protecting the test from cultural or ethnic bias. Chapter I describes the development of the examination: (1) development, identification, and validation of essential teacher competencies; (2) development of the competency subskills; (3) writing, validating, creating, pilot testing, and reviewing test items; (4) field testing examination items; and (5) setting passing scores. Chapter II provides information on procedures used to validate the manner in which the subtests were designed and the content area domains the tests cover. In chapter III, an evaluation is given of the reliability of multiple choice tests, standard error of the passing score, reliability coefficients, and reliability of the writing test score. The fourth chapter describes score scaling and passing scores and offers recommendations for the writing subtest. Chapter V discusses methods used to assure freedom from ethnic or cultural bias in the test. Appendices include: (1) professional contributions (personnel); (2) evaluation strategies for competencies and subskills; (3) coverage of the examination; (4) agendas; (5) forms and materials--item reviews; (6) technical materials and standard-setting panel; and (7) references. (JD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners; Researchers
Authoring Institution: Florida State Dept. of Education, Tallahassee.