ERIC Number: EJ612898
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2000
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Initial Teacher Certification Testing in Massachusetts: A Case of the Tail Wagging the Dog.
Flippo, Rona F.; Riccards, Michael P.
Phi Delta Kappan, v82 n1 p34-37 Sep 2000
An evaluation of the Massachusetts Educator Certification Test has revealed unforeseen, counterproductive consequences. Teacher preparation colleges are adjusting curricular emphases to teach to a test of dubious validity and are inadvertently excluding substantial portions of enrollees to boost test scores. Minorities are failing at higher rates. (Contains 31 references.) (MLH)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Location: Massachusetts