ERIC Number: ED311616
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Dec
Competency Testing for Teacher Certification. Information on Personnel Supply and Demand.
National Clearinghouse for Professions in Special Education, Reston, VA.
Information on competency testing for teacher certification is reprinted exactly from four pages (70-71, 129-130) of a National Center for Education Statistics Publication (volume I of "The Condition of Education: Elementary and Secondary Education 1988," edited by J. D. Stern.) As of the fall of 1987, 45 states had enacted competency testing programs as part of the process of initially certifying teachers. In 31 states, regulations also required that students take an examination in order to be admitted to a teacher education program. Briefly described are subject coverage of competency tests, attitudes toward competency testing, and alternative routes to certification. A United States map is used to illustrate which states have and have not enacted testing programs for initially certifying teachers. In addition, a table lists the year each state enacted a testing program, the year the program became effective, and the test used. (JDD)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Clearinghouse for Professions in Special Education, Reston, VA.
Note: Prepared by the Supply/Demand Analysis Center.