ERIC Number: ED262012
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984
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The Hiring Process as a Quality Control Measure. Myth or Reality?
Skillett, Jack D.; Tompkins, Loren D.
A study investigated the effect of the hiring process as a quality control measure in relation to the academic aptitude of classroom teachers. American College Test (ACT) scores of teachers in Kansas were analyzed to determine if employment of teachers took into consideration ACT scores. There was no significant difference in ACT scores of employed teachers and education graduates in general. However, when the subjects were divided into elementary or secondary education, scores of hired secondary school teachers were significantly higher than those of all secondary school graduates. It is noted that use of this mean as a measure of employability may be deceptive. In the case of such academic subjects as English, foreign language, the sciences, and mathematics, the mean scores were so high for all graduates that little discriminiation would be expected to occur. (CB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Location: Kansas