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ERIC Number: ED389683
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Nov
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Changing a Professional Education Program and Its Effect on Student Characteristics.
Land, Warren A.; Land, Elizabeth R.
The purpose of this study was to compare the influence of selected student characteristics on composite National Teacher Examination (NTE) scores for students taught in a traditional or modified undergraduate teacher education program. The modified professional sequence resulted from a Mississippi statewide educational reform act which requires graduates to pass the NTE in addition to other mandates and represents a continued effort to seek better ways to train teachers. The subjects for this study were 862 undergraduate students for whom complete and usable data were available. Of this group, 227 students completed the traditional program and 635 completed the modified program. Data were collected through the use of American College Testing Program scores, NTE scores and personal data. When the composite NTE scores of the group were compared, no significant difference at the .05 level was observed between students taught in the traditional or modified programs. However scores for the group in the modified program were slightly higher. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Mississippi
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: National Teacher Examinations