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Cross, Lawrence H. – Educational Measurement: Issues and Practice, 1985
Before using the National Teacher Examinations (NTE) for teacher certification, states are required to conduct a state-wide validity study. This paper describes approaches used in 35 studies for 18 states to establish (NTE) content validity through curriculum and job relatedness and to establish minimum performance standards. (BS)
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Minimum Competency Testing, Standard Setting (Scoring), Standardized Tests
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Poggio, John P.; And Others – Educational Measurement: Issues and Practice, 1986
This article discusses the range of validation studies conducted in Kansas in examining the validity of the National Teachers' Examination as a certification test for that state. It is argued that the validation of certification tests calls for a wider range of studies than typically are undertaken. (JAZ)
Descriptors: Job Analysis, Minimum Competency Testing, National Competency Tests, Scaling
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Peterson, Kenneth D. – Educational Measurement: Issues and Practice, 1987
This article describes how three Utah school districts employed tests, specifically National Teacher Examinations, as one line of optional evidence for use (along with a selection of other evidence) in the promotion of eligible teachers. (Author/LMO)
Descriptors: Career Ladders, Elementary Secondary Education, Employment Level, Promotion (Occupational)
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Weiss, John – Educational Measurement: Issues and Practice, 1987
Differences in test scores can be attributed to various causes, including genuine knowledge differences, test-taking abilities, and irrelevant and biased questions. The Golden Rule reform is a safeguard to ensure that standardized tests measure relevant knowledge differences between test takers and not irrelevant, culturally specific factors. (JAZ)
Descriptors: Culture Fair Tests, Minority Groups, Standardized Tests, Standards
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Hackley, Lloyd V. – Educational Measurement: Issues and Practice, 1985
Rising state standards and competency testing of entering teachers is resulting in a numerical decline in Black candidates who are ill equipped due to weak programs in the secondary schools. A comprehensive program at the University of Arkansas Pine Bluff to provide both educational equity and educational improvement is described. (BS)
Descriptors: Black Teachers, College Programs, Developmental Studies Programs, Educational Improvement
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Vlaanderen, Russell B. – Educational Measurement: Issues and Practice, 1982
The issues and implications of state policies in teacher candidate testing meant to improve instruction, competence and the education system are reviewed. Arguments for teacher testing as quality controls and to increase public confidence in schools; guidelines to consider before implementing programs; and testing alternatives are discussed. (CM)
Descriptors: Competence, Educational Improvement, Elementary Secondary Education, State Licensing Boards
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Educational Measurement: Issues and Practice, 1982
The rationale for the role of state educational agencies in certifying teachers, the National Teacher Examinations (NTE) program and the new NTE Core Battery are discussed. State certification in Arkansas, Florida and Oklahoma, Louisiana's consideration, and the District Court of South Carolina decision concerning NTE use for certification are…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, State Action, State Licensing Boards