ERIC Number: ED317536
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
The CONNCEPT Program: A Four-Year Report.
Connecticut State Dept. of Education, Hartford.
Connecticut's Education Enhancement Act provides for a network of support and assessment programs that represent a comprehensive effort to attract and retain highly qualified teachers. The CONNCEPT program is regarded as the foundation piece of the Enhancement Act. The centerpiece of this program is the Connecticut Competency Examination For Prospective Teachers (CONNCEPT). This report documents the transformation that has taken place in Connecticut as a result of the CONNCEPT program, and it identifies critical needs and policy implications. The report includes data on the overall performance of CONNCEPT examinees over the four years of the program; performance on individual subtests over the same period; and performance by certain key indicators, e.g., reported SAT scores, ethnic status, age, gender, and institutional affiliation of examinees. The report confirms the effectiveness of CONNCEPT in significantly increasing the level of skills of individuals seeking Connecticut certification without jeopardizing teacher supply. Low minority representation indicates that much needs to be done in the areas of preparation, remediation, and recruitment. Data is displayed in 29 tables. (JD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Connecticut State Dept. of Education, Hartford.