ERIC Number: ED170467
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Sep
Reference Count: 0
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)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Admission Criteria, Annotated Bibliographies, Auto Mechanics, Basic Skills, Clothing, Curriculum Development, Electrical Occupations, Evaluation Methods, Home Economics, Information Dissemination, Job Skills, Learning Readiness, Mainstreaming, Masonry, Mild Mental Retardation, Plumbing, Research, Secondary Education, Slow Learners, Student Evaluation, Test Construction, Tests, Vocational Education, Woodworking
Publication Type: Tests/Questionnaires; Reference Materials - Bibliographies; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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.
Note: Some of the tests in Appendix B will not reproduce well due to being printed on colored paper