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ERIC Number: ED464138
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Apr
Pages: 14
Abstractor: N/A
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Teacher Certification Tests: Variables That Predict Pass/Fail Status on Elementary Professional Development Examination for Preservice Teachers.
Zeng, Liang; Simonsson, Marie; Poelzer, Herold
The intent of this study was to identify predictor variables for pass/fail status on the Elementary Professional Development Examination for Certification of Educators in Texas (ExCET) for preservice teachers at a university in South Texas. Logistic regression was used to investigate the dependency between the predictors and the ExCET pass/fail rates. Samples of 120 and 136 elementary preservice teachers were drawn from 1999 and 2001 classes at a university where the enrollment is largely Hispanic American. The dependent variable, the ExCET scores, and the independent variables of Texas Academic Skills Program scores (TASP), American College Testing Program scores, overall grade point average (GPA), Benchmark ExCET, and ExCET were considered. Results of the logistic regression analysis shows that ExCET pass/fail outcomes for elementary preservice teachers in the professional development area can be predicted with 71.7% accuracy by using the variables TASP reading scores and GPA scores, at least for Hispanic students attending universities in South Texas. Implications for increasing the numbers of students who pass the ExCET are discussed. An appendix contains tables of study data. (Contains 26 tables.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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Identifiers - Location: Texas