Concentrating on a sample from an elementary education department of a state university, this study compared these students’ mean departmental score on the Total SAT I with the mean total SAT I score of the national population, as well as the mean Total SAT I score of the national population of their area of certification. Also, comparisons were made between the sample’s mean scores obtained on each of the three PRAXIS II sections, and the mean scores of the national population. Then, correlations were made among the sample’s Total SAT I mean score, QPA, Measurements, Assessment and Evaluation course grade, and mean scores on each of the three PRAXIS II sections, resulting in 15 significant correlations. Results indicate that the sample’s Total SAT I mean score is significantly lower than that of the national population. With respect to the Communication Skills mean score of the PRAXIS II, this sample scored significantly below its respective national population. On the General Knowledge Skills section of the PRAXIS II, the sample’s mean score is significantly lower than that of its respective national populations. Regarding the mean score obtained on the Principles of Learning and Teaching Skills section of the PRAXIS II, there is no significant difference between the mean score of the elementary education department sample and that of its national population.
Christmann, Edwin and Badgett, John
"A Comparative Analysis of the Academic Performances of Elementary Education Preprofessionals, as Disclosed by Four Methods of Assessment,"
Mid-Western Educational Researcher: Vol. 14:
2, Article 6.
Available at: https://scholarworks.bgsu.edu/mwer/vol14/iss2/6