ERIC Number: ED182320
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Developing Parallel Career and Occupational Development Objectives and Exercise (Test) Items in Spanish for Assessment and Evaluation.
Muratti, Jose E.; And Others
A parallel Spanish edition was developed of released objectives and objective-referenced items used in the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) in the field of Career and Occupational Development (COD). The Spanish edition was designed to assess the identical skills, attitudes, concepts, and knowledge of Spanish-dominant students ages 9, 13, and 17 as those measured by the NAEP English edition. The Spanish edition was to be used for field testing and validation; equivalent Spanish-language instructions for administration and scoring were also developed. It was designed to be linguistically compatible for children of both Caribbean and Mexican-American origin. Suggested uses of the validated Spanish edition included: (1) assessing the occupational and career awareness needs of Spanish-dominant students; (2) providing teachers and counselors with related objectives and criterion referenced items; (3) testing a national sample of Spanish-dominant students, and comparing norms with Hispanic surnamed students who took the English form of the NAEP; and (4) demonstrating a means of producing Spanish and other-language editions in other content areas. (Appendices include results of Puerto Ricans and Mexicans/Chicanos on the NAEP's COD items, analyzed by geographic region, sex, and size of city. (Author/GDC) Aspect of National Assessment (NAEP) dealt with in this document: Assessment Instruments (Released Exercises).
Descriptors: Career Development, Criterion Referenced Tests, Educational Assessment, Educational Objectives, Elementary Secondary Education, National Competency Tests, Spanish, Spanish Americans, Spanish Speaking, Test Construction, Test Items, Test Results, Testing Problems, Testing Programs, Translation, Young Adults
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: City Univ. of New York, NY. Inst. for Research and Development in Occupational Education.
Identifiers: National Assessment of Educational Progress; Test Equivalence
Note: Appendices marginally legible