ERIC Number: ED177329
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Developing and Testing an Instrument to Assess Performance Skills That Are Important in a Variety of Occupations. Final Report.
Roby, Wallace R.; Juzwic, William
A project was conducted to (1) develop test exercises for identified skills important to success in many occupations, (2) field test their practicality of administration in Norwich, Connecticut, vocational programs, and (3) survey opinions of employers and educators regarding test exercise generalizability across occupational fields and potential to measure on-the-job behaviors. Based upon skills identified by the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) as being generally useful in careers, basic work skill exercises were prepared for the forty-seven objectives published by NAEP. A questionnaire was designed as a guide for evaluating the exercises by persons who had close contact with upper grade students or graduates now working on jobs. Among the findings of the questionnaire were that reviewers rated the stated objectives as important to the job success of high school graduates and the work skill exercises as generalizable to a broad range of occupations. (Appended material includes the assessment exercises for work-skill goal areas and objectives generally useful in a broad range of occupations and careers.) (LRA) Aspect of National Assessment (NAEP) dealt with in this document: Assessment Instruments (Objectives).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Connecticut State Dept. of Education, Hartford. Div. of Vocational Education.
Authoring Institution: Norwich Board of Education, CT.
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