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ERIC Number: ED013884
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966-Aug
Pages: 93
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
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AN EXPERIMENTAL PROJECT TO DETERMINE MORE EFFECTIVE VOCATIONAL TEACHER CERTIFICATION PROCEDURES IN MICHIGAN BY COMPETENCY EXAMINATIONS. FINAL REPORT OF PHASE I.
KAZANAS, H.D.; KIEFT, L.D.
THE PURPOSE OF THIS PROJECT WAS TO DETERMINE MORE EFFECTIVE VOCATIONAL TEACHER CERTIFICATION PROCEDURES IN MICHIGAN WITH PARTICULAR EMPHASIS ON THE DEVELOPMENT OF COMPETENCY EXAMINATIONS FOR USE IN CERTIFICATION OF TRADE AND INDUSTRIAL TEACHERS. STATE PLANS FROM 31 STATES WERE REVIEWED. QUESTIONNAIRES TO STATE DIRECTORS COLLECTED INFORMATION AND OPINIONS CONCERNING THE USE OF COMPETENCY EXAMINATIONS IN VARIOUS STATES AND TERRITORIES. ANALYSIS OF THIS DATA AIDED IN THE CONSTRUCTION OF WRITTEN, ORAL, AND PERFORMANCE EXAMINATIONS. SEVERAL TRADE ANALYSES WERE COMBINED FOR EACH TRADE AREA TO DERIVE A COMPREHENSIVE ANALYSIS WHICH WAS THEN REVIEWED BY THE RESEARCH STAFF AND AN APPROPRIATE TEACHER EDUCATOR. APPROXIMATELY 1,500 TEST ITEMS WERE PREPARED FOR EACH TRADE AREA. THESE WERE SCREENED, EVALUATED, AND DIVIDED INTO 3 FORMS FOR EACH TRADE AREA. EACH FORM CONTAINED ABOUT 300 ITEMS. THE COMMITTEES WHICH EVALUATED THE WRITTEN EXAMS ALSO MADE RECOMMENDATIONS CONCERNING PERFORMANCE TEST CONTENT, AND DEVELOPED A LIST OF EXPERIENCES. IT WAS CONCLUDED -- (1) WELL DESIGNED EXAMINATIONS HAVE VALUE IN TEACHER CERTIFICATION, (2) PHASE II WILL DECIDE THEIR USEFULNESS AND VALIDITY, (3) EXAMINATIONS CAN BE EFFECTIVE IN DETERMINING TECHNICAL KNOWLEDGE, INCREASING THE NUMBER OF TEACHERS, INDICATING WEAKNESSES IN THOSE PERSONS WHO FAIL, AND IMPROVING THE QUALITY OF TEACHERS. THE DATA-COLLECTING INSTRUMENT AND LETTERS ARE INCLUDED. (EM)
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Authoring Institution: Eastern Michigan Univ., Ypsilanti.
Identifiers: MICHIGAN