ERIC Number: ED315433
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
State Testing of Teachers: The 1989 Report. ERIC Digest.
Rudner, Lawrence M.; Eissenberg, Thomas E.
This digest summarizes the results of the latest annual survey of state teacher testing programs. State directors of teacher testing programs were contacted in the summer of 1989 and asked to update the data compiled by the American Institutes for Research in 1988. Data indicate that: (1) states commonly use admission tests for applicants to teacher education programs and certification tests for graduates of such programs prior to teaching; (2) 25 states have begun admissions testing, with an additional 2 states expecting to do so in the near future; and (3) 35 states now use certification tests, with an additional 2 states expecting to do so in the near future. A table provides detailed information by state concerning the year the survey data were collected, test use, and passing scores and pass rates for admission tests and certification tests. The table also indicates whether certification tests cover basic skills, professional skills, and/or subject knowledge. (TJH)
Publication Type: ERIC Publications; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Tests, Measurement, and Evaluation, Washington, DC.; American Institutes for Research, Washington, DC.