ERIC Number: ED266164
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Texas Examination of Current Administrators and Teachers (TECAT). Test Specifications.
Texas Education Agency, Austin.
Test specifications for the Texas Examination of Current Administrators and Teachers (TECAT) are presented in detail. These specifications are designed to help teachers prepare for the TECAT, and should also be made available to administrators and persons preparing review courses. This test focuses on reading and writing skills. In the test specifications, each skill area is defined and a sample item is presented. Then, stimulus attributes are presented to describe the test item characteristics such as content, length, and vocabulary level. Response attributes are also presented; they define the item type, the characteristics of correct and incorrect (distractor) answers, and the length of multiple choice response options. Reading skills include identifying main idea and details; distinguishing fact from opinion; drawing inferences; selecting and using reference sources; and comprehending job-related vocabulary. Writing skills include identifying proper mechanics of writing (capitalization, punctuation, and spelling); recognizing proper English usage; identifying errors in sentence formation; and producing a written composition. With the exception of the written composition, all items are multiple-choice. The appendix contains the Cumulative Word List which includes all words used in TECAT, with a few explicitly stated exceptions. (GDC)
Descriptors: Administrator Evaluation, Cognitive Objectives, Elementary School Teachers, Elementary Secondary Education, Equivalency Tests, Essay Tests, Multiple Choice Tests, Reading Skills, Secondary School Teachers, State Programs, State Standards, Teacher Evaluation, Teaching Skills, Test Items, Testing Programs, Word Lists, Writing Skills
Publication Type: Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Texas Education Agency, Austin.
Identifiers - Location: Texas