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ERIC Number: ED464930
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Apr
Pages: 20
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Improving Performance? A Model for Examining the Impact of the AEPA Preparation Center in Arizona.
Fierros, Edward Garcia
This paper provides information about the efficacy of a model for preparing teacher candidates for the Arizona teacher licensure examination (i.e., Arizona Educator Proficiency Assessments [AEPA]). The model includes test familiarization, drill and practice with feedback, training in strategies for specific item types, and general test preparation. Surveys and phone interviews were conducted to identify students' existing level of teacher preparation and skills, course grades, and prior teaching experience. The study sample included 79 teacher education candidates who reported using AEPA Prep Center test preparation results. The systemic multi-step investigation found that students who engaged in the test preparation activities reported greater levels of preparedness for the AEPA. Students reported that drill and practice with feedback represented the most important test preparation activity. No differences in levels-test preparedness or test-passing rates were found between traditional four-year students, nontraditional four-year students, and community college transfer students. An appendix describes AEPA Preparation Center Specialized Services. (Contains 1 table and 29 references.) (Author/SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Arizona