ERIC Number: ED024813
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Predictive Testing for Entrance in Vocational-Technical Schools; A Study of the Predictive Value of a Pre-selected Battery of Standardized Tests as a Tool for the Selection of Entering Students in Certain Trade Programs Offered in the Vocational-Technical Schools of the State of Connecticut.
Miller, John G.
This study was organized for the purpose of determining the validity of any part or parts of a pre-selected battery of standardized tests as predictors of success in secondary school trade programs. The study was limited to the trade areas of machine shop and electrical wiring in 14 state vocational schools in Connecticut. A battery of pre-selected standardized tests was administered to approximately 200 entering pupils in Bullard-Havens Technical School. The tests were also administered to about 200 grade 12 pupils who were completing programs in trade machine shop and trade electrical shop in six pilot schools. Achievement tests were developed and administered to these same 12th grade pupils. As a result of this pilot study, the original standardized test battery was reduced from 30 variables (sub-tests) to 15 variables, thus decreasing the testing time from the original 21 hours to 14 hours on the reduced battery. Subsequen t research indicated that a reduced number of selected variables would yield almost as high a correlation as the original number of variables. A related document is ED 019 437. (CH)
Publication Type: N/A
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Sponsor: Connecticut State Board of Education, Hartford.; New York State Education Dept., Albany.
Authoring Institution: New York Univ., NY. Center for Field Research and School Services.