During summer of 2007, I was required to take an EXCET
K-12 special education test so that I would be "highly qualified" to co-teach in a fifth grade science classroom.
In addition, the Texas Examinations of Educator Standards (TExES), introduced in 2002, phased out the Examination for Certification of Educators (ExCET
) on August 31, 2005.
A regression analysis was used to identify variables useful in predicting preservice teacher success on the ExCET
test, as well as the mathematics-teaching subtest.
During their first semester in the program, secondary candidates are allowed to take their content ExCET
one time without taking additional course work in their content field.
Course work in health 21 20.8 24 23.1 Passed EXCET
exam 19 18.8 26 25.0 State certification 59 58.4 49 47.1 National certification (CHES) 1 1.0 0 0.0 Associate's degree in health 0 0.0 3 2.4 Bachelor's degree in health 46 45.5 36 34.5 Master's degree in health 13 12.9 3 2.9 Other 1 1.0 1 1.0 None 5 5.0 15 14.4
The Professional Development portion of the Certification of Educators in Texas (ExCET
) consists of criterion-referenced multiple-choice tests.
The remaining effective incidents reported represented 1.7% of the total incidents: "Preparation and Exposure to ExCET
," "Media Attention on Education," "To Be a Role Model to Kids," "'Subject Area," "Volunteering at a School," "Co-workers," "Acquaintances," "Substitute Teaching Experience," "Work in a Private School," and "Teacher's Aid/Bus Driver Experience." Table 1 describes the effective critical incidents recorded by participants, the frequency of occurrence, and percentage of total.
(_) made it sound like preparing residents for the ExCet
(a state mandated proficiency test) was mentorsi responsibility.
A section on statewide comparisons contains these tables: (1) statewide higher education enrollment; (2) fall 1999 headcount enrollment by ethnicity; (2) selected student demographics; (3) 6-year graduation and persistence rates; (4) Carnegie classification and teaching measures; (5) college readiness measures; (6) teacher education measures and Texas ExCET
(teacher examination) results; (7) research performance measures; (8) financial aid applicants and recipients; (9) estimated college student 9-month budgets; (10) classroom and teaching laboratory use; and (11) predicted and actual facilities square footage.
In 1986 Texas implemented its Examination for the Certification of Educators in Texas (ExCET
), designed to "assess subject-matter knowledge and professional knowledge required of entry-level educators TEA, 1993).
This past year, an accountability system that evaluates teacher training programs on how well their students perform on these "ExCet
" tests was put into effect.
Furthermore, upon completion of the preparation program, students must pass the Examination for the Certification of Teachers in Texas (ExCET
), that is based on the learner-centered proficiencies in both professional development and the specialization area(s).