ERIC Number: ED381557
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Defining the Content Domain for the Praxis II Subject Assessment in French: A Job Analysis Focusing on Knowledge and Abilities.
Tannenbaum, Richard J.
A job analysis was conducted, focusing on the knowledge and abilities important for beginning French teachers. The results of the job analysis are to be used to define the content domain of the subject assessment in French for the Praxis series of professional assessments for beginning teachers. A domain of 212 knowledge statements and ability statements was developed by subject-matter experts. These statements were then incorporated into a survey that was administered to about 350 French teachers, teacher educators, and administrators. These professionals rated the importance of the knowledge statements and ability statements using a five-point scale. A cut point of a mean of 2.50 was established to differentiate important statements and unimportant statements. The results indicated that a total of 19 knowledge statements and ability statements failed to pass the cut point. It is recommended that these 19 statements not be included in the development of the subject assessment in French. Instead, emphasis should be put on the 193 statements that did pass the cut point. Seven tables and seven figures present survey findings. (Contains 16 references.) (Author/SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Educational Testing Service, Princeton, NJ.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Praxis Series