Raising the Entrance Requirements: The Foreign Language Educator's Role in Implementing Florida's New Model for Teacher Certification


  • Leona B. LeBlanc

    1. Florida State University
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      Leona B. LeBlanc (Ph.D., University of Kansas) is Associate Professor of French in the Department of Modern Languages and Linguistics, Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida


ABSTRACT  This article is a report of a three-year project to develop subject area certification examinations in foreign languages for the state of Florida. The project was carried out by foreign language educators at each stage of implementation: research, writing, validation, pilot-testing, editing, and scoring. This teacher-directed project of certification test development can serve as a model to other states engaged in similar efforts.