ERIC Number: ED454259
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Apr-11
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A Study on the Validity Evidence of the Pre-Professional Skills Test (PPST) as a Screening Device for Entrance into Teacher Education Programs.
Lawrence, Audrey; Crehan, Kevin D.
This study examined aspects of concurrent, predictive, and consequential validity evidence of the Pre-Professional Skills Test (PPST) scores as college of education admission criteria. American College Test (ACT) and PPST subtest scores of 372 graduates, and PPST scores, undergraduate grade-point averages, and student teaching ratings of 1,062 graduates of a southwestern urban teacher education program were investigated. Findings of a correlation and hierarchical regression analyses suggest that there is evidence of a concurrent relationship between corresponding PPST and ACT subtest scores, no predictive relationship between PPST scores and student teaching ratings, and a weak predictive relationship between PPST scores and student undergraduate grade-point averages. In addition, a differential impact of the use of the PPST on ethnic minorities is apparent. The plausibility of waiving the PPST requirements for applicants with above average ACT subtest scores is discussed. (Contains 5 tables and 36 references.) (Author/SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: ACT Assessment; Pre Professional Skills Tests