the procedures used and the technical data for the various forms of the test for that period.


This test seems to be well constructed and has moderate-to-good psychometric qualities. The procedures used for test development, standard setting, and validation are all consistent with sound measurement practices. The fairness reviews and technical strategies used also are consistent with sound measurement practices. The costs to users (states) are essentially nil, and the costs to applicants/examinees seem to be in line with similar programs. Applicants are provided with substantial free information, and even more information is available at some cost.

One criticism is that the job analysis is over 10 years old. In that time changes have occurred in the teaching profession and, to some extent, in the public’s expectations for what beginning teachers should know and be able to do. Some of those changes may be related to the content of this test.

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