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ERIC Number: ED445124
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Apr-28
Pages: 19
Abstractor: N/A
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Teacher Certification Tests: Variables That Determine Success for Secondary Pre-Service Teachers.
Simonsson, Marie; Poelzer, Harold; Zeng, Liang
Variables that predict success on the Examination for Certification of Educators in Texas (ExCET) were studied, extending a pilot study that focused on one component of the ExCET, Secondary Professional Development (G. Poelzer, L. Zeng, and M. Simonsson, 2000). A representative sample of 87 preservice secondary education teachers was drawn from the academic records of a college of education at which 87% of students were Hispanic American. Data included both practice ExCET and ExCET scores as well as other records related to academic achievement and student characteristics. A regression equation was determined and the residuals were examined. Findings closely approximated those of the pilot study, which involved 71 preservice teachers. The same predictor variables were identified and similar squared multiple correlation coefficients emerged. Results show that success on the ExCET examination professional development test for secondary preservice teachers can be predicted reasonably well with a linear regression equation that includes the variables of reading scores on the Texas Academic Skills program, practice ExCET scores, and ACT Assessment scores, at least for Hispanic students at universities in South Texas. Appendixes describe the test framework, contain some ExCET sample items, and present four study data tables and three figures. (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Texas