ERIC Number: ED211572
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Mar-7
Reference Count: 0
Audiovisual vs Paper-and-Pencil Testing of Occupational Competence.
Brittain, Clay V.; Brittain, Mary M.
An exploratory application of audio-visual media to the occupation proficiency testing of enlisted soldiers is described. A five-response console which had been developed as a laboratory model was used. A DataQuest machine was adapted for delivery of a multiple choice test of job knowledge. In being tested, the soldier sat in front of the console and listened to the test questions through earphones while viewing supporting visuals projected on a screen. As the DataQuest was connected with a printer, a report of diagnostic/remediation statements was available to the soldier upon completion of the test. Two major conclusions from the study were (1) scores on a multiple choice test of job knowledge were not increased by having the test presented through an audio-visual delivery system rather than in a printed mode; and (2) soldiers expressed strong preference for the machine mediated audio-visual test delivery. (Author/GK)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Adult Basic Learning Examination; Paper and Pencil Tests
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Eastern Educational Research Association (Norfolk, VA, March 7, 1980).