Year 2017, Volume 4 , Issue 2, Pages 96 - 114 2017-07-01

Developing a Proof-of-Concept Selection Test for Entry into Primary Teacher Education Programs

Robert KLASSEN [1] , Tracy L. DURKSEN [2] , Lisa KİM [3] , Fiona PATTERSON [4] , Emma ROWETT [5] , Jane WARWİCK [6] , Paul WARWİCK [7] , Mary WOLPERT [8]

The purpose of this article is to report on the development of a proof-of-concept situational judgment test (SJT) to assist in the selection of candidates for primary teacher education (ITE) programs. Nine development steps involving practising teachers, teacher educators, and applicants to ITE programs were carried out to establish target attributes and to develop content for the test. The results from administering the test to 124 primary ITE candidates showed a near-normal distribution, high levels of reliability, and significant positive correlations with a range of concurrently administered interview scores. We conclude with a description of the necessary next steps needed to implement evidence-supported teacher education selection processes in a range of international settings.

teacher selection, initial teacher education, situational judgment tests, teacher effectiveness, recruitment, teacher characteristics
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Subjects Education, Scientific Disciplines
Published Date July
Journal Section Articles

Author: Robert KLASSEN
Institution: University of York
Country: United Kingdom

Author: Tracy L. DURKSEN
Institution: University of New South Wales
Country: Australia

Author: Lisa KİM
Institution: University of York
Country: United Kingdom

Author: Fiona PATTERSON
Institution: Work Psychology Group
Country: United Kingdom

Author: Emma ROWETT
Institution: Work Psychology Group
Country: United Kingdom

Author: Jane WARWİCK
Institution: University of Cambridge
Country: United Kingdom

Author: Paul WARWİCK
Institution: University of Cambridge
Country: United Kingdom

Author: Mary WOLPERT
Institution: University of Cambridge
Country: United Kingdom


Publication Date : July 1, 2017

APA Klassen, R , Durksen, T , Kim, L , Patterson, F , Rowett, E , Warwick, J , Warwick, P , Wolpert, M . (2017). Developing a Proof-of-Concept Selection Test for Entry into Primary Teacher Education Programs . International Journal of Assessment Tools in Education , 4 (2) , 96-114 . DOI: 10.21449/ijate.275772