ERIC Number: ED024753
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966-Jun-30
Reference Count: 0
Development and Evaluation of an Experimental Curriculum for the New Quincy (Mass.) Vocational-Technical School. Fifth Quarterly Technical Report, the Roles, Characteristics, and Development Procedures for Measures of Individual Achievement.
Morrison, Edward J.; Lecznar, William B.
Technical activity during the period from April 1 through June 30, 1966, was the continued development of junior high school guidance program materials and correlation of arrangements for program implementation, the completion of course and topic objectives in some curriculum areas, and the beginning development of performance measures for verifying student achievement of instructional objectives. Curriculum is being developed in 16 areas including 11 vocational areas, four academic areas, and a new area termed basic technology. In each area, the objectives are stated in terms of the capabilities to be demonstrated by successful students as a result of prescribed learning experiences. A student qualifies for successively higher level jobs or objectives as he progresses through an individually prescribed learning sequence. Performance tests of the capabilities designated as learning objectives will play important roles in diagnosis, achievement demonstration, occupational certification, retention and generalization, orientation and motivation, evaluation and sequencing of learning units, and evaluation of curriculum effectiveness. Organizational arrangements for developing tests have been made, and consideration of the technicalities of standardization, objectivity, format, and representatives is proceeding. Other reports are available as VT 001 392-001 397, VT 004 848, and ED 013 318. (HC)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Institutes for Research in the Behavioral Sciences, Pittsburgh, PA.
Identifiers: Massachusetts; Project ABLE; Quincy