Appropriations, authorization of, under Public Law 105–244, 203

Approval, of teacher education programs, 42–43

Arizona’s teacher licensure system, NES teacher licensure tests in, 248–249

Assessment. See also Classroom performance assessment

centers for, in EA/ELA, 305

as learning, at Alverno College, 326–327

purpose of, 75–76

teachers as using formal and informal strategies, according to INTASC, 212– 213

Assessment of Teaching Skills-Written, 52

Assessors, training in the PATHWISE Induction Program-Praxis III Version, 320–321

Authoritarian personality, 21

Authorization of appropriations, under Public Law 105–244, 203

Average scores, and the differences between minority and majority teacher candidates on teacher licensing tests, 101–102

B

Baccalaureate degree programs, at Alverno College, abilities and learning outcomes for, 322–324

Basic skills

currently used licensure tests of, 51

list of Praxis tests on, 221–222

research on testing, 131–132

Beginning Educator Support and Training (BEST) program in Connecticut, 153, 310, 312–313

portfolio assessments, 312–313

support for mentors, 313

Beginning teacher competence

defining, 2–3, 164

measuring appropriately, 2–8, 164–170

Beginning teachers

designing licensure tests for measuring, 3–4, 165–166

evaluating licensure tests for, 6–8, 167–170

licensure tests for, 32, 34–69, 288–293

making decisions about candidates based on licensure tests, 4–5, 56, 166–167

support programs for, 46–47

BEST. See Beginning Educator Support and Training program

Bias, factors contributing to, 110–111

Biology: Content Knowledge Tests, Parts 1 and 2, evaluating, 84, 95–97, 101

Board on Testing and Assessment, 2, 15–16

Bookmarking method, of standard setting for teacher licensure tests, 65

Brown v. Board of Education decision, 22

Bureau of Labor Statistics, National Longitudinal Surveys of Youth-Child Data, 135

Buros Center for Testing, 16, 83–84

Bush, George W., 11

C

California Basic Educational Skills Test (CBEST), 57, 105–107

California’s teacher licensure system, 276–282

direct internship programs, 280–282

initial licensure requirements in, 57, 59, 62

NES teacher licensure tests in, 249–250

preinternship program, 281–282

Title II state grant, 282

traditional teacher preparation programs, 277–279

university internship programs, 279–280

Candidate performance, NCATE standards, 216–217

CBEST. See California Basic Educational Skills Test

Census Bureau, 134

Cincinnati, introduction and peer review, 155– 156

Civil Rights Act of 1964, 112

Classroom interactions, teachers as fostering supportive, according to INTASC, 210– 211

Classroom performance assessment, in the PATHWISE Induction Program-Praxis III inversion, 318–319

Clinton, William, 11–12

Colorado’s teacher licensure system, NES teacher licensure tests in, 250–251

Committed to students and their learning, teachers as, 23–26

according to NBPTS, 26, 215, 218, 300

according to NCATE, 26

Committee on Assessment and Teacher Quality, 2, 15–16



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