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Hyman, Ronald T. – Journal of Teacher Education, 1984
Performance tests should be required for certification of all public and private school teachers. Tests that are validated against actual job performance--which evaluate actual knowledge, skills, and professional ethics that produce educational and social benefits--should be used. (CJB)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Job Performance, Minimum Competency Testing, Teacher Certification
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Hawk, Parmalee P; Schmidt, Mary W. – Journal of Teacher Education, 1989
This article describes a lateral entry certification program (LEP) which prepared 13 new math and science teachers for rural North Carolina schools. It also presents findings which indicate that LEP participants are as competent in school classrooms and as successful on National Teacher Examinations as traditionally prepared students. (IAH)
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Higher Education, Licensing Examinations (Professions), Nontraditional Education
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Rosner, Frieda C.; Howey, Kenneth R. – Journal of Teacher Education, 1982
This paper reports changes in the professional knowledge, general knowledge, and communication skills components of the National Teacher Examinations and explains validation procedures. Research efforts to: (1) establish the tests' credibility and usefulness; (2) identify factors the tests measure; and (3) study their relationship to effective…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Criteria, Minimum Competency Testing