Beutner, associate professor of instructional technology
at the University of Louisiana at Monroe, has been selected
to the Educational Testing Service’s Praxis Principles
of Learning and Teaching National Advisory Committee, which
will meet July 23 – 25 in Princeton, N.J.
ETS is the
organization that creates the SAT, GRE and Praxis exams.
Every student majoring in education has to pass the Praxis
in order to be certified.
The National Advisory Committee is
a key component in the development process for Praxis tests
and typically consists of a diverse group of 15 practicing
teachers and higher education faculty who are involved in teacher
preparation. Members will serve for approximately one year
and will be paid by ETS for periodic visits. The NAC will work
closely with ETS assessment specialists to develop a job analysis
survey, test specifications, and test designs.
The PLT Tests are intended primarily for examinees that
have completed their general pedagogical training for teacher
licensure from the elementary to secondary levels.
will allow ULM to have even more significant influence on
the future of education,” Beutner said. “I'm
very excited about serving on the ETS national advisory group
for the Praxis.”