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ERIC Number: ED019437
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966-Nov
Pages: 29
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
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PREDICTIVE TESTING FOR ENTRANCE IN VOCATIONAL-TECHNICAL SCHOOLS, PHASE ONE.
MILLER, JOHN G.
THE FLANAGAN APTITUDE CLASSIFICATION TEST, THE GORDON OCCUPATIONAL CHECK LIST, THE STANFORD ACHIEVEMENT TEST, THE PRIMARY MENTAL ABILITIES TEST, AND THE GORDON SURVEY OF INTERPERSONAL VALUES WERE ADMINISTERED IN A PILOT STUDY UNDERTAKEN AS PART OF A LARGER STUDY DESIGNED TO DEFINE MORE EFFECTIVE INSTRUMENTS FOR IDENTIFYING VOCATIONALLY TALENTED STUDENTS. COMPREHENSIVE ACHIEVEMENT TESTS IN TRADE MACHINE SHOP AND TRADE ELECTRICAL SHOP WERE DEVELOPED BY CURRICULUM SPECIALISTS TO BE USED AS CRITERIA MEASURES AND WERE ADMINISTERED WITH THE PREDICTIVE TEST BATTERY TO ABOUT 200 GRADE 12 STUDENTS ENROLLED IN TRADE PROGRAMS AT SIX SELECTED VOCATIONAL-TECHNICAL SCHOOLS. AN ANALYSIS OF SCHOOL RECORDS AND TEACHER MARKS INDICATED THAT A MAJORITY OF STUDENT WHO SCORED ABOVE THE MEAN ON THE ACHIEVEMENT INSTRUMENT WERE SCHOLASTICALLY IN THE UPPER ONE-THIRD OF THEIR VOCATIONAL GROUP AND HAD INTELLIGENCE QUOTIENTS OF ABOVE 100. USE OF THE SURVEY OF INTERPERSONAL VALUES AND THE OCCUPATIONAL CHECK LIST SHOWED LITTLE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE RESPONSES OF SUCCESSFUL AND UNSUCCESSFUL STUDENTS. THE CORRELATION OF SCORES ON THE PREDICTIVE TEST BATTERY WITH THOSE ON THE ACHIEVEMENT INSTRUMENTS INDICATED THAT ALL OF THE TESTS HAD SOME DEGREE OF PREDICTIVE VALUE. THE PREDICTIVE TEST BATTERY WAS REDUCED AND ADMINISTERED TO ALL STUDENTS ENTERING VOCATIONAL-TECHNICAL SCHOOLS IN THE FALL OF 1966. FOLLOWING SUGGESTED RECOMMENDATIONS, THE SCORES WILL BE USED FOR FUTURE COMPARISONS AND REFINEMENTS OF THE TEST BATTERY. (HC)
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Authoring Institution: New York Univ., NY. Center for Field Research and School Services.
Identifiers: CONNECTICUT