ERIC Number: ED265217
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Nov-6
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Validation of the Pre-Professional Skills Tests and Recommendation of Performance Standards in Tennessee: Selection of Participants, Data Collection, and Data Analysis Techniques.
Petry, John R.
The validation of Tennessee's Pre-Professional Skills Tests (PPST) is described. Panels of experts from teacher education institutions and local school districts performed the test item review, focusing on test validity and minimum requirements for admission to teacher education programs. Participants (136 teacher educators, 108 high school teachers and curriculum specialists, and 15 professional educators) were sent preview information before participating in the review. The teacher educator panel reviewed every test item; (1) for its relevance to successful performance in their institution's teacher preparation program, and (2) to determine whether or not a student should be required to correctly answer the item in order to be admitted to a teacher education program. Judgments were also made on the amount of a test section's content a student must know for successful school performance and for admission. Two public educator panels reviewed every test item using two questions: (1) whether education students had the opportunity to learn this content; and (2) whether this knowledge was necessary for successful teaching performance. The PPST includes both multiple choice items (reading, mathematics, writing, and essay items). (Data analyses and scoring techniques are briefly described). (GDC)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
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Identifiers - Location: Tennessee
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Pre Professional Skills Tests