ERIC Number: ED060339
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Mar
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Work Tests as Indicators of Vocational Fitness.
Kyostio, O. K.
This document is an English-language abstract (approximately 1,500 words) of a study of the prognostic value of handicraft training in Finnish school for subsequent success in school and on the job. The study raised several related questions--techniques of work appraisal, citizenship, school streaming, and trial periods at vocational schools. The tests call for making articles that require reading of diagrams, drafting them, forging, filing, platework, work with machines, and certain other types of activity. The group tested included 230 students from 14 schools. Results showed that a very positive correlation exists between the appraisal variables used; elementary school marks have prognostic value for the higher grades; the students social status did not affect the work appraisal; the relation of school success to employers' judgement is slight; those who did well on the test generally did good work; and there is correlation between doing well on the work tests and well on the vocational entrance examinations--these were some of the findings of the investigation. The most difficult question seemed to be how to find the reliable criteria necessary for prediction of success in work. (Author/GDB)
Descriptors: Ability Identification, Abstracts, Career Guidance, Educational Testing, Metal Working, Nonverbal Tests, Predictive Validity, Research Methodology, Task Performance, Test Construction, Test Results, Vocational Education
Available in CEAS Abstract Series No. 1-4 (ED 060 227)
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