ERIC Number: ED163181
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Guide to an Assessment of Consumer Skills.
Education Commission of the States, Denver, CO.
This guide is intended to assist those interested in developing and/or assessing consumer skills. It is an accompanyment to a separate collection of survey items (mostly in a multiple choice format) designed to assess seventeen-year-olds' consumer skills. It is suggested that the items can be used as part of an item pool, as an instructional tool, or as an assessment device. The consumer skills items are classified under eight major topics, each of which is divided into subtopics. The major topics are behavior, contracts, economics, energy, finances, mathematics, protection, and purchases. Behavior, for example, is divided into three subtopics: advertising, decision making, and shopping. Items classified as miscellaneous make up a ninth topic, and background questions constitute a tenth topic. All items are assigned numbers which refer to the topic/subtopic. Procedures used in assessing consumer skills are described. Appendix A lists the assessment developers and reviewers, and appendix B lists the items, topic classifications, answer keys, and timing information. (This guide is designed to accompany "Consumer Skills Items," CE 018 184.) (CSS) Primary type of information provided by report: Procedures (Replication).
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Center for Education Statistics (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Education Commission of the States, Denver, CO.
Note: Not available in hard copy due to small print. For a related document see CE 018 184