ERIC Number: ED453226
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Apr
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Accreditation May Be a Necessary Factor in, but Is It Sufficient for, High Teacher Quality? An Examination of the Performance of Teacher Preparation Units on Accreditation and Certification Evaluations.
Nweke, Winifred C.
This study investigated the extent to which two quality assurance mechanisms, accreditation and teacher certification, are consistent in assigning high marks for teacher quality to the same teacher education institutions in Georgia. The study sample was teacher candidates in thirteen institutions in Georgia that sought initial approval/accreditation between 1995 and 1999. Institutions' accreditation reports showing ratings on 20 National Council for the Accreditation of Colleges of Teacher Education (NCATE) and the overall approval/accreditation decision were examined. Praxis II test results were obtained for 2,307 teacher education candidates from the 13 institutions. On a first attempt at Praxis II, teacher candidates from NCATE accredited institutions performed better than students from institutions that were denied NCATE accreditation or that had been awarded conditional accreditation. However, teacher candidates from accredited institutions were not distinguishable from teacher candidates from non-accredited institutions when candidates' best performance was considered. (Contains 3 tables and 11 references.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Praxis Series