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Initial Teacher Licensure Testing in Tennessee [microform] : Test Validation / Harry L. Bowman and John R. Petry
Bib ID 5503385
Format BookBook, MicroformMicroform, OnlineOnline
Bowman, Harry L
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Description [Washington, D.C.] : Distributed by ERIC Clearinghouse, 1988 
19 p. 

In 1988 a study was conducted to determine the validity of candidate teacher licensure examinations for use in Tennessee under the 1984 Comprehensive Education Reform Act. The Department of Education conducted a study to determine the validity of 11 previously unvalidated or extensively revised tests for certification and to make recommendations about the minimum qualifying scores for any of these tests found valid. Some of the tests were National Teacher Examinations specialty area tests developed or revised since 1984--art education; music education; school guidance and counseling; school psychologist; and special education. An additional six tests, developed by a consortium of states in conjunction with the Educational Testing Service (ETS), were tested: earth/space science; health education; marketing and distributive education; psychology; teaching hearing impaired students; and teaching visually impaired students. A total of 270 personnel from higher education institutions and local school districts reviewed each test as follows: (1) content review by teacher educators; (2) job relevance review by local educators; and (3) knowledge estimation review by members of both groups for 11 of the tests not previously reviewed in Tennessee. Seventeen educational and lay representatives further served as a Standards Committee, using the information from the panels to make decisions on validity and minimum qualifying scores. The Committee recommended minimum qualifying scores for four tests, but did not recommend scores for eight tests lacking normative data. Minimum scores will be set when data are available. The Committee further recommended that the impact of the tests on special groups of examinees, such as minorities, be monitored carefully. Five appendices contain recommended qualifying scores and summaries of data. (SLD)


ERIC Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Mid-South Educational Research Association (17th, Louisville, KY, November 9-11, 1988).

May also be available online. Address as at 14/8/18:

Reproduction Microfiche. [Washington D.C.]: ERIC Clearinghouse microfiches : positive. 
Subjects Beginning Teachers.  |  College Faculty.  |  Content Analysis.  |  Elementary Secondary Education.  |  Evaluation Methods.  |  Higher Education.  |  Knowledge Level.  |  Licensing Examinations (Professions)  |  Minimum Competency Testing.  |  Public School Teachers.  |  Scores.  |  Scoring.  |  Standard Setting (Scoring)  |  State Programs.  |  State Standards.  |  Teacher Certification.  |  Teacher Educators.  |  Test Validity.  |  Testing Programs.  |  Teacher Competency Testing  |  Comprehensive Education Reform Act (Tennessee) National Teacher Examinations Tennessee
Form/genre Speeches/Meeting Papers.  |  Reports, Research.
Other authors/contributors Petry, John R., author
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