ERIC Number: ED375174
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
Long-Term Stability of Teacher Certification Test Objective Job Analysis Ratings.
Silvestro, John R.; And Others
Public school ratings of the importance of subject-matter test objectives associated with teacher certification tests were examined by means of a job-analysis survey conducted in 1986 and a similar survey conducted in 1993. It was predicted that there would be a high degree of change in the importance ratings assigned to these test objectives reflecting the curriculum changes that had taken place over this 7 year period. Objectives examined were those of the Illinois Certification Testing System Surveys, which were sent to over 13,000 public school educators in 1986 (82% response rate) and approximately 9,000 educators in 1993 (77% response rate). The job-analysis results, contrary to expectation, suggest that the body of knowledge that classroom teachers deem important for teachers to know to perform effectively may not change as rapidly as might be expected, and that teachers may not change their priorities and incorporate new recommendations promptly. The study further suggests that there may be, within each subject-matter field, core knowledge that educators think is valuable for the student to learn, even in the face of continually involving instructional methodology that is characteristic of each subject-matter discipline. Test objectives are likely to reflect this core knowledge. One table lists rated objectives. (Contains 6 references.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Evaluation Systems, Inc., Amherst, MA.