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Rancifer, Jesse L. – 1991
This paper addresses the problem of the decline in the available pool of black students in colleges and universities who are choosing teaching as a career. At a time when black students are most in need of good role models and the greatest academic support, black teachers are becoming scarce in the public schools. Three possible reasons for this…
Descriptors: Black Students, Career Choice, Declining Enrollment, Elementary Secondary Education
Loadman, William E. – 1984
The Student Information System (SIS) is designed to provide a longitudinal data base about students matriculating at and graduating from the College of Education at Ohio State University. The SIS has four basic purposes: (l) to document student experience for accountability and accreditation purposes; (2) to diagnose student progress for general…
Descriptors: Education Majors, Evaluation Methods, Formative Evaluation, Graduate Surveys
Roth, Rod; Hanner, Austin – 1982
This paper presents the legal rationale for using the National Teacher's Examination (NTE) validation procedure, which was used in Arkansas to determine cut-off scores for teacher certification. A review is given of the decision, by the United States Supreme Court, upholding use of the NTE by South Carolina in that state's teacher certification…
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Higher Education, Job Analysis, Minimum Competency Testing
Meredith, Vana Hutto – 1983
South Carolina's approach to teacher certification testing is presented. The teacher certification program is a combination of National Teacher Examination (NTE) requirements and Act 187 requirements. NTE's have been administered in South Carolina to certify teachers since 1945 and are administered in 45 teaching areas. In August 1979, Act 187 was…
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Program Budgeting, Program Implementation, State Boards of Education
Pratt, Linda K.; And Others – 1982
A joint research project between an office of institutional research and the education department at North Carolina Central University (NCCU) is described. The study focuses on factors that might affect the scores of NCCU students on the National Teacher's Examination (NTE). The project enabled the education department to begin counseling NCCU…
Descriptors: Aptitude Tests, Black Colleges, Black Students, Certification
Rosner, Frieda C. – 1983
The initial phase of the National Teacher Examination classroom management test for entry level teachers has been completed. Two systematic reviews of the literature on classroom techniques resulted in the identification and description of a wide range of managerial strategies--authoritarian, behavior modification, permissive, intimidation. Also…
Descriptors: Behavior Modification, Classroom Techniques, Discipline, Educational Testing
Peck, Hugh I. – 1987
A study involving 123 teachers newly certified in mathematics during the 1985/86-1986/87 school years was undertaken to investigate the relationship among three common assessments of achievement often used in the certification of teachers of mathematics. The study also sought to determine whether a level of content preparation can be inferred from…
Descriptors: Licensing Examinations (Professions), Mathematics Teachers, Secondary Education, Teacher Certification
Pullin, Diana – 1985
As of the fall of 1984, 40 states had by state mandate adopted some form of student minimum competency testing; 19 are or will be using test performance for the award of high school diplomas. In the other 10 states, local initiatives had implemented such testing programs on the school district level. Five states were using competency tests to…
Descriptors: Black Students, Civil Rights, Court Litigation, Disabilities
Witty, Elaine P., Ed.; And Others – 1980
The purpose of this conference was to identify and examine factors which are increasingly restraining the education, certification, employment, and retention of black teachers. The two-day conference included the presentation of seven papers on the following topics: (1) changes in the faculty and student body populations in black colleges and the…
Descriptors: Black Colleges, Black Students, Black Teachers, Change Strategies
Wright, Stephen J. – 1980
The survival of black public school teachers is contingent upon significant improvement in their performance on the National Teacher Examination (NTE). The soundest way to improve their performance is to improve the educational program in the black colleges and universities where the teachers are trained. As open admissions institutions, it is the…
Descriptors: Black Colleges, Black Teachers, College Role, Curriculum Development
Ray, John R.; Bowman, Harry L. – 1988
The licensure of public school personnel in Tennessee is a function of the State Department of Education (SDE). Additional requirements for this certification function were added by the Comprehensive Education Reform Act (Senate Bill Number 1) of the 1984 Tennessee General Assembly. The Act mandated that the SDE use tests to assess the competence…
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Communication Skills, Higher Education, Item Banks
Henfield, Paul; Balmaceda, Madeline – 1988
The comprehensive testing program used by the New York City Board of Examiners to develop tests for licensure of teachers is compared with national approaches to licensing. The first step in developing a licensing examination in New York is thorough job analysis leading to the preparation of task statements. These are used to develop lists of…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Licensing Examinations (Professions), National Programs, Occupational Tests
Goodison, Marlene – 1985
The Pre-Professional Skills Tests (PPST), was developed at Educational Testing Service at the request of the National Teachers Examination Policy Council. The battery of three tests is designed to provide objective, standardized measures of basic proficiency in reading, mathematics, and writing. The steps in the test development process of this…
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Admission Criteria, College Entrance Examinations, Criterion Referenced Tests
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Krathwohl, David R. – Educational Leadership, 1983
The National Teacher Evaluation Program has developed a competency test for teachers that is the result of extensive consultation with the profession, pretesting, and review. Plans for the future of the test are detailed. (MLF)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Minimum Competency Testing, Standards, Teacher Certification
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Condon, Mark W. F.; Kyle, Diane – Action in Teacher Education, 1985
Ways of attempting to ensure competence in teaching reading have changed dramatically over the past 60 years. By comparing tests designed to be administered to 1923 and 1983 teacher candidates, this article illustrates the ways in which they are qualitatively different and considers the implications of those differences. (MT)
Descriptors: Educational Trends, Elementary Education, Minimum Competency Testing, Reading Teachers
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