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ERIC Number: ED310547
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
Pages: 39
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Measurement Practices Used in the Certification of Educators.
Wendel, Frederick C.; And Others
Assessment centers, used in business, industry, and government for the selection and development of promising individuals, have been used for school administrator selection only since the mid-1970s. Currently the Assessment Center Project of the National Association of Secondary School Principals is the only one in widespread use. To gather data on laws, rules, and regulations from the 50 states concerning assessment center use in administrator and teacher selection, questionnaires were mailed to each state's chief certification officer. Follow-up questionnaires and telephone calls ensured useful replies from each state's officials. Results show that for administrative certification, 14 states have statutes requiring exams; 26 states have rules or regulations related to exams; 25 states require pencil and paper exams; 25 states have requirements that include skill, competency, or observable behavior references; and, as of September 1989, three states require assessment center participation for certification. Results for teacher certification show that 24 states have statutes regarding exams; 37 states have rules or regulations related to exams; 36 states now or will require paper and pencil exams; 28 states have requirements that include skill, competency, or observable behavior references; and one state will require assessment center participation for certification by 1991. (KM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Language: English
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