ERIC Number: ED179755
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
Testing and Evaluation Methods for the Maryland Plan Approach to Industrial Arts.
Larkin, John; Martin, Barry
Developed specifically to aid teachers who are using or wish to use the Maryland Plan approach to Industrial Arts, this guide offers procedural information on testing and evaluation useful to any teacher interested in evaluating student performance. Focus is on how to develop test items based on instructional objectives; examples are included. Suggestions are given for evaluating student growth in the affective as well as cognitive domains, in line with the Maryland Plan's concern for the development of the whole person. The guide stresses diagnostic procedures to identify strengths and weaknesses in order to plan appropriately for student progress. Main topics covered are (1) building a data collection device; (2) sociometric devices (to furnish information on the classes' social structure and to determine specificity of interpersonal relationships in a class); (3) observational devices (including participation charting, anecdotal records, rating scales, and student self-evaluation); and (4) teacher-made tests (to enable coverage of broad areas of content in a short period of time). (CP)
Descriptors: Behavioral Objectives, Guidelines, Guides, Industrial Arts, Observation, Sociometric Techniques, Student Evaluation, Test Construction, Testing, Tests
Maryland Vocational Curriculum Production Project, Western Maryland Vocational Resource Center, P.O. Box 5448, McMullen Highway, Cresaptown, Maryland 21502
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Maryland Univ., College Park. Dept. of Industrial Education.
Authoring Institution: Maryland Vocational Curriculum Research and Development Center, College Park.