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Knowledge Areas Important for Middle School Teachers of General Science: A Transportability Study

Rosenfeld, Michael; Kocher, Gregory
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ETS Research Report
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Science, Praxis, Teacher Certification, Teacher Qualifications


A transportability study was conducted to determine how much of the content domain for secondary school teachers of general science would be judged to be relevant to and important for the job of a licensed (certified) middle school teacher of general science. The results of this study will be used to explore the possibility of developing a Praxis subject-specific assessment for middle school general science teachers based on a content domain initially developed for use with secondary school teachers of general science. This report describes the methods used to create the Job Analysis Inventory for Middle School Teachers of General Science, the job analysis survey, the statistical analyses conducted, and offers conclusions regarding the relevance of the secondary school content domain for newly licensed (certified) middle school teachers.

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