ERIC Number: ED426972
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995-Oct-23
Reference Count: N/A
Review of Florida's Teacher Certification System Administered by the Department of Education. Report No. 95-10.
Florida State Legislature, Tallahassee.; Florida State Legislature, Tallahassee. Office of Program Policy Analysis and Government Accountability.
This report presents the results of a review of Florida's teacher certification system, administered by the Department of Education. The review addressed: (1) how Florida should regulate teachers to ensure that they are professionally qualified and possess the credentials, knowledge, and skills to provide a quality education; (2) who should administer teacher certification; and (3) whether a process has been established to assess whether the current teacher certification system is effectively meeting its intent. Conclusions and recommendations include: Florida would not be assuring that its teachers were professionally qualified if it did not regulate teachers or regulate teachers using registration; the disadvantages of licensure warrant caution; the Department of Education should administer a teacher certification system; Florida needs to establish a thorough certification system; Florida's certification requirements are similar to those of other states; performance measures need to be developed; and the proposed certification system does not include a student performance assessment element. Recommendations focus on: the type of performance-based teacher certification system to adopt; what the State Board of Education needs to ensure when approving a performance-based system; and the need for the Board of Education to develop goals and objectives for teacher certification. The appendix presents a response from the Department of Education. (SM)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Knowledge Base for Teaching, Preservice Teacher Education, Student Evaluation of Teacher Performance, Teacher Certification, Teacher Competencies, Teacher Evaluation, Teacher Qualifications, Teaching Skills
Florida State Legislature, Office of Program Analysis and Government Accountability, 111 West Madison Street, Room 312, Post Office Box 1735, Tallahassee, FL 32302; Tel: 904-488-0021 or Tel: 800-531-2477 (Toll Free); Fax: 904-487-3804.
Publication Type: Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Florida State Legislature, Tallahassee.; Florida State Legislature, Tallahassee. Office of Program Policy Analysis and Government Accountability.
Identifiers - Location: Florida