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ERIC Number: EJ859480
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1946-2069
Teachers from the "Neighborhood": Standardized Testing as a Barrier to Certification of Minority Candidates
McNeal, Kelly; Lawrence, Salika
Online Yearbook of Urban Learning, Teaching, and Research, p1-12 2009
This qualitative, longitudinal study documents the academic and professional journeys of 8 college graduates or "scholars" of the Paterson Teachers for Tomorrow (PT4T) program. Data from this study further contribute to the growing body of research focusing on preparing diverse candidates--particularly those from urban and low socioeconomic backgrounds--to become teachers. One finding that emerged from this study documented the barrier caused by the Educational Testing Service's (ETS) Praxis II to the certification of minority teacher candidates. These findings support the call to provide additional support for minority candidates as they pursue their teacher education programs and prepare to take the Praxis II exams. (Contains 2 tables.)
AERA SIG: Urban Learning, Teaching, and Research. Tel: 323-343-4393; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Elementary Secondary Education; High Schools; Postsecondary Education; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New Jersey
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Praxis Series