ERIC Number: ED039319
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Review of Research on Student Selection and the Prediction of Success in Occupational Education.
Stock, William E.; Pratzner, Frank C.
Research since 1960 on the selection of students and the prediction of student success in occupational education is the focus of this review. In a systematic search of the literature, efforts were made to obtain identified materials. The review, written to serve both the researcher interested in bibliographical data, design and methodology, and the practitioner interested in applying data to ongoing, operational programs, includes descriptions of research studies in: (1) High School Student Selection and the Prediction of Student Success, (2) Post High School Student Selection and the Prediction of Student Success, and (3) Adult Student Selection and the Prediction of Student Success. Within these subjects, studies are classified as achievement studies (using grades, standard tests and/or teacher ratings or tests of program or course achievement as the principal outcome), completion studies (in which successful completion of the program is the principal outcome), or related student characteristics studies (in which the criterion variable was training, and/or occupational preferences, interest or other measures not classifiable as achievement or completion). The research is synthesized into a summary of the current status of knowledge about vocational-technical student selection and problem areas still in need of research. A bibliography is included. (GR)
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Authoring Institution: Minnesota Research Coordinating Unit for Vocational Education, Minneapolis.