Faculty Advisor

Sisson, Richard D.


The high failure rates reported on early administrations of the Communication and Literacy Skills (CLST) portion of the Massachusetts Educator Certification Tests conjured up doubts as to the worth of the exam as a teacher certification requirement. This IQP analyzes the value and validity of the CLST by means of extensive research, interviews with educators, and a survey of education students. Results suggest that the majority of problems have now been corrected, and the CLST now effectively meets its objectives.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2000

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project


Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Mechanical Engineering