ERIC Number: ED333019
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Texas Master Teacher Examination. Symposium Presented at the Annual Conference of the National Council on Measurement in Education (Chicago, IL, April 4-6, 1991).
National Evaluation Systems, Inc., Amherst, MA.
Five papers presented at a symposium during the 1991 annual conference of the National Council on Measurement in Education explore the design, development, and implementation of the Texas Master Teacher Examination (TMTE) Program. Educational policymakers have begun to maintain that the professionalization of teaching can be substantially supported through such means as the assessment of teachers for higher level credentials, as exemplified by the TMTE. The papers--all prefaced with the introductory title "The Texas Master Teacher Examination (TMTE)"--include: (1) "The Legal, Political, and Historical Basis" (M. Veselka, P. Tackett, and N. Wood); (2) "Test Design and Development Procedures" (W. P. Gorth, P. M. Nassif, and J. D. Mattar); (3) "Technical Characteristics" (S. M. Elliot, B. C. Appel, and E. J. Murphy); (4) "A Sustained Strategy for Preventing Potential Bias" (E. J. Murphy and S. M. Elliot); and (5) "Written Assignment Scoring Procedures" (S. L. Downs, B. F. de Hoyos, and M. B. Karlin). The TMTE preparation and registration manual for the 1990-91 administration is included. (SLD)
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Educational Objectives, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Guides, History, Master Teachers, Merit Pay, Program Implementation, Scoring, State Programs, Teacher Evaluation, Test Bias, Test Construction, Test Reliability, Test Validity, Testing Programs, Writing Assignments
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Policymakers; Researchers
Authoring Institution: National Evaluation Systems, Inc., Amherst, MA.