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date: 13 November 2019

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This chapter discusses the tests and assessments used to determine workforce readiness for music educators in approved teacher preparation programs, with a view to making some recommendations for research needed in the near future. The chapter, which is based on relevant research literature, consists of three main sections: The first section focuses on briefly surveying the landscape of teacher preparation tests in the United States, the second section focuses on describing the tests and assessments, and the third section considers alternative models of assessment. The strengths and weakness of both the assessments and the policies that support their use are discussed. The chapter has relevance for both music teacher educators and university administrators seeking to understand the assessments used with preservice music educators at university and state Department of Education levels in the United States.

Keywords: assessments, tests, preservice teachers, teacher preparation, certification, licensure

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