Any computer test that meets certain criteria can substitute for traditional college training to certify teachers, the Idaho Board of Education has decided.

The board passed the redrafted rule March 12. The original, temporary rule passed in November allowed only the computerized test by the American Board for Certification of Teacher Excellence, which has raised concerns from professional teacher-education associations, among others. (See "Web program gives fast track to certification," )

In response to the move, Senate Education Committee Chairman Gary Schroeder delayed action on legislation to slap a two-year moratorium on computer


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