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ERIC Number: EJ765285
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Dec
Pages: 10
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 4
ISSN: ISSN-0146-3934
Teacher Certification Exams: What Are the Predictors of Success?
Burke, Karen
College Student Journal, v39 n4 p784-793 Dec 2005
Policy makers in states across the country are taking a hard look at prospective teachers and the colleges that train them. Anyone who seeks permanent certification to teach in elementary or secondary schools in most states is now required to achieve a qualifying score on a set of tests administered by the State Teacher Certification Examination Program. Institutions of Higher Learning must publicize individual results of the passing percentages and must also disclose the passing percentages for the certification tests in comparison to the other Colleges and Universities in the state. This research investigation was conducted to determine the data that are possible predictors of success on teacher certification exams. To investigate associations between individual academic indicators this researcher conducted correlational and regression analyses. The purpose of these statistical analyses was to establish the relationships among possible predictor variables and indicators of success on the LAST and ATS-W. The study took place in a relatively small urban college in New York that offers an undergraduate teacher education program. The students in this discussion included the total enrollment in student teaching seminar during the spring 2004 semester. Participants were 40 female seniors completing their Bachelor of Arts degree in Elementary and Special Education. (Contains 7 tables and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Education; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New York