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ERIC Number: ED536706
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Apr
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 29
ISSN: ISSN-2094-0734
Predicting Success in Teacher Certification Testing: The Role of Academic Help Seeking
White, Marie C.
Online Submission, International Journal of Educational and Psychological Assessment v7 n1 p24-44 Apr 2011
This study was designed to identify the help seeking behaviors of preservice teachers who are at risk for failure of state certification examinations through use of a scale adapted to the arena of teacher education, the Preservice Teacher Help Seeking Scales (PTHSS). In the past, self-report measures of help seeking behavior patterns have been problematic due to scales with limited reliability and none were designed to be used in teacher education. Results supported the adaptation of the scales developed to assess help seeking behavior in aspiring teachers. Preservice teachers with high help seeking skills were more likely to learn how to pass the certification exams than preservice teachers with low help seeking skills. The PTHSS provided evidence of a reliable assessment of preservice teachers' use of this important self-regulatory strategy to pass state certification exams. Three appendixes present: (1) Preservice Teacher Help Seeking Scales; (2) Direct Observation Coding Form and Instructions; and (3) Instructor Help Seeking Scales. (Contains 5 tables.)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New York