ERIC Number: ED266133
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Quality Assessments of Prospective Teachers: Surveys of Previous and Present Practices. College Reading and Learning Assistance Technical Report 85-11.
King, James R.; And Others
A critical analysis of reports and empirical literature on the quality of candidates in teacher education programs is presented and the results of a nation-wide survey of basic skills competencies required of such candidates are described. While standardized test scores for education majors have been declining, many states in the survey did not corroborate an attendent decline in basic skills competencies. It was also noted that a growing number of states are requiring prospective teachers to pass a test of basic skills, and at least two states are requiring a similar test for inservice teachers. In response to concerns over eroding standards, representatives of state credentialing agencies have recommended that colleges and universities impose stricter entrance and exit requirements, remedial coursework for students deficient in basic skills, and revocation of program certification of certain teacher training institutions that continue to graduate high numbers of students who fail to meet basic skill criteria. A copy of the survey instrument is appended. A master list of College Reading and Learning Assistance Technical Reports is also provided. (JD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: College Reading Association.
Authoring Institution: N/A