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Pultorak, Edward G. – Teacher Educator, 1989
Data from a study of 70 student teachers suggest that success on the NTE Core Battery tests is more closely related to required college course work than to student teaching performance. In addition, the tests screen out more physical education majors than most other secondary majors. (IAH)
Descriptors: Grade Point Average, Higher Education, Intellectual Disciplines, Licensing Examinations (Professions)
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Yoder, Walter H., Jr.; Janini, Dana – Teacher Educator, 1987
A brief report on status of state mandates for teacher testing considers: (1) the number of states that have or are establishing testing programs; (2) the type of competency testing being conducted by each state; (3) whether currently employed teachers should be tested; (4) whether such tests discriminate against minority group members; and (5)…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Minimum Competency Testing, State Standards, Teacher Certification
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Villeme, Melvin G. – Teacher Educator, 1982
A survey of minimum competency requirements of state education departments shows that, in 13 states, teacher training institutions must verify students' competencies, and that in four states, teachers must pass the National Teachers' Examination. Florida and Georgia teachers must pass competency tests and demonstrate skills during their first year…
Descriptors: Competency Based Teacher Education, Higher Education, Minimum Competency Testing, National Competency Tests