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ERIC Number: ED170467
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Sep
Pages: 277
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
Development and Testing of Criteria for the Identification and Selection of Mentally Handicapped Students for Vocational Programs [and] A Review of Related Literature Concerning Components of Systems and Studies That Impact on Identification and Selection of EMRs and Slow Learners for Vocational Programs [and] VERT: Vocational Education Readiness Test. Final Report.
Shill, James F.; And Others
A project was developed to (1) utilize a steering committee for project planning, review, and evaluation; (2) catalog, review, and analyze systems and studies that impact on identification/selection of mentally handicapped and slow learners for vocational programs; (3) design tests involving vocational skill prediction for use with mentally handicapped and slow learners; (4) determine "success" norms obtained by mentally handicapped students in vocational programs; (5) determine feasibility of "special" vocational programs for mentally handicapped; (6) develop identification/selection criteria for mentally handicapped students entering Mississippi state-sponsored vocational programs; and (7) develop findings reports for regional and national dissemination. All objectives were realized (objectives 3 and 6 were combined), and a number of products were developed. Project products included in the appendixes are a general review of commercial evaluation systems' components, an annotated bibliography containing references to the educable mentally retarded (EMR) and slow learner, a vocational education readiness test (covering auto mechanics, basic wiring, carpentry, home economics--clothing, masonry, and plumbing), an instrument evaluation form, test standardization data (regular tenth graders and EMR examinees), a model for mainstreaming handicapped students, and other project materials. (CSS)
Publication Type: Tests/Questionnaires; Reference Materials - Bibliographies; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Bureau of Occupational and Adult Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Mississippi Research and Curriculum Unit for Vocational and Technical Education, State College.
Identifiers: Mississippi
Note: Some of the tests in Appendix B will not reproduce well due to being printed on colored paper