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ERIC Number: ED310089
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Mar-31
Pages: 6
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
A Minority Recruitment Program through a Proactive PPST Support System.
Linton, Marigold; Searfoss, Lyndon
A major barrier to minority student participation in the Arizona State University teacher preparation program is the state-mandated requirement that all sections of the PreProfessional Skills Test (PPST) be passed before any teacher preparation courses can be taken. This paper describes the significant features of a minority recruitment/support program, which offers a proactive PPST support system. The program is moving toward becoming comprehensive and relies on vigorous proactive support. This paper describes the salient features of the program: (1) an intensive attempt to identify minority students who require the services of the PPST support system; (2) active recruiting of minority students education programs at community colleges, exceptional high school students; and (3) diagnostic testing of prospective students. Academic class offerings in reading, mathematics, and writing are described. Classes provide a large number of PSST-like problems and students are tested frequently to assist them in overcoming test anxiety. The outcomes and future modifications of the program are discussed. (JD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Pre Professional Skills Tests