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ERIC Number: EJ1111746
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Jun
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2014-3591
Applicant Reactions to a Situational Judgment Test Used for Selection into Initial Teacher Training
Klassen, Robert M.; Durksen, Tracy L.; Rowett, Emma; Patterson, Fiona
International Journal of Educational Psychology, v3 n2 p104-124 Jun 2014
We considered applicants' perceptions of the use of a pilot situational judgment test (SJT) designed for selection into primary and secondary teacher training programs in the UK. Quantitative and qualitative data were collected from 304 applicants (73% female) to two postgraduate (PGCE) training programs in the 2013-2014 application cycle. Participants were asked to provide feedback on the content of the SJTs and on the appropriateness of the tests for selection into teacher training. Results from the rating scales showed that most of the applicants (76.7%) found the content and format of the pilot selection tool favourable. Results from open-ended questions suggested that applicants were aware of issues of procedural justice and fairness in selection for teacher training, with a recommendation that separate selection tests should be created for primary and secondary applicants.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom
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