In recent years the nation has shown renewed interest in the quality of its schools. Although concern has been devoted to all phases of education, it is agreed that the skill of the teacher is the key ingredient. Some states have implemented testing programs to weed out incompetents. As yet, little attention has been paid to the specific needs of science teachers. The following competency test is submitted in an effort to remedy this shortcoming. Experienced teachers will be familiar with these situations and will have no trouble selecting the correct answers. A new teacher is not ready for the classroom until he or she has learned how to deal with these routine events. This is a matching test. The candidate should select the correct response from the second list for each student question or comment presented in the first list.
Iowa Science Teachers Journal
© Copyright 1987 by the Iowa Academy of Science
"Science Teacher Competency Test,"
Iowa Science Teachers Journal: Vol. 24
, Article 7.
Available at: https://scholarworks.uni.edu/istj/vol24/iss2/7