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Wilson, Ann Jarvella – 1985
The National Teacher Examinations (NTE), were first administered in 1940. Teacher examinations had existed in the United States since colonial New England. During the late 1920's, intelligence tests became popular; teaching aptitude, subject matter competence, and knowledge of testing were also measured. In 1931, a cooperative program of the…
Descriptors: Competency Based Teacher Education, Educational History, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Criteria
Hall, Carroll L. – 1984
Based on 18 months of extensive research and study, the New Mexico State Department of Education developed the Staff Accountability Plan to address the issue of teacher accountability and certification. One of the provisions of the plan (a written assessment of general and professional knowledge for initial certification) will be fulfilled by…
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Cutting Scores, Elementary Secondary Education, State Programs
Benz, Carolyn R. – 1984
In certain skills and attitudes, expected competencies of new teachers may be unreasonable in relation to both their college preparation and in terms of what they confront in their first classrooms as professionals. This study was undertaken, in part, to assess how first-year teachers may fare in relation to proposed competency testing models.…
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Graduate Surveys, Higher Education, Interpersonal Competence
Webster, William J. – 1984
In 1977, the Dallas, Texas Independent School District modified its teacher selection criteria. In addition to the previously used evaluation criteria involving transcripts, references and evaluations, three new measures were employed: (1) a test of verbal and quantitative ability, the Wesman Personnel Classification Test (WPCT), which was later…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Beginning Teachers, Elementary Secondary Education, Essay Tests