ERIC Number: ED160808
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Aug
Reference Count: 0
The Feasibility of Using Work Evaluation as a Tool for Assessment in Adult Basic Education. Final Report. A Sub-Project of the Graduate Student Project, Phase II.
Anderson, John T.
A study dealt with determining the feasibility of using work evaluation in adult basic education (ABE) programs in Wisconsin and the extent to which this evaluation process would be of value to the ABE programs and students. Five ABE students participated in a two-week evaluation in which their vocational aptitudes, interests, abilities, personality, and achievement were evaluated. Exposure to a variety of occupations through the work sample technique was the basic mode of assessment. The work samples provided the client with a chance to perform on tasks that are required on actual jobs. Approximately four weeks later a follow-up study was conducted. The evaluation methods used were one-to-one relationship, work sample approach, occupational exploration, feedback sessions, staff meetings, and evaluation reports. Project results supported the feasibility of using work evaluation as a method of assessing ABE student's vocational skills. The follow-up investigation supported the fact that ABE students and ABE schools did receive from the work evaluations both benefits and meaningful information necessary to conduct effective program planning. (CSS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.; Wisconsin State Board of Vocational, Technical, and Adult Education, Madison.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ. - Stout, Menomonie. Center for Vocational, Technical and Adult Education.
Note: Not available in hard copy because of faint, uneven type in the original