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Tests and Teaching Quality: Interim Report
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Improving the quality of teaching in elementary and secondary schools is now high on the nation's educational policy agenda. Policy makers at the state and federal levels have focused on initiatives designed to improve the abilities of teachers already in schools and increase the numbers of well-qualified teachers available to fill current and future vacancies.

Tests and Teaching Quality is an interim report of a study investigating the technical, educational, and legal issues surrounding the use of tests for licensing teachers. This report focuses on existing tests and their use.


Publication Info

50 pages | 6 x 9
ISBN: 978-0-309-06946-5

Table of Contents

skim chapter
Front Matter i-x
Executive Summary 1-3
Introduction 4-5
Current Licensure Testing 6-12
The Development and Quality of Licensure Tests 13-16
Disparate Impact 17-18
Conclusions 19-20
Appendix 21-28
References 29-30
Bibliography 31-36
Biographical Sketches 37-40

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National Research Council. Tests and Teaching Quality: Interim Report. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press, 2000.

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