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ERIC Number: ED438319
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Jul
Pages: 60
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Evaluation of a Preparatory Study Program for the Praxis II Content Examination for Teacher Certification in Physical Education. Curriculum Development.
Mee, Jean
The validity and effectiveness of a test preparation program designed to prepare students for the Praxis II Content Examination for teacher certification in physical education were studied. In response to student requests for help, a faculty member at Southern Connecticut State University developed a study program consisting of a set of five seminar and workshop sessions that included a simulated test. Survey data were collected from participants using criteria for the program established, in part, through a literature review. In 1998-99, 18 students participated in the study program, and 16 passed the content examination on their first try, for an 88% pass rate. The pass rate for nonparticpants the same year was 54%, and the pass rate for all test takers from September 1994 through June 1999 was 64%. Findings from the formative committee that prepared the survey and collected the data were reviewed by a summative committee that made some recommendations for program curriculum, continuation, and improvement. Eleven appendixes contain supplemental information, including descriptions of the roles of the formative and summative committees and participant questionnaires. (Contains 28 references.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Praxis Series