ERIC Number: ED213993
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
Testing in Employment and Training Programs. An Action Planning Guidebook.
Bhaerman, Robert; And Others
Intended for use by employment and training staff, especially test coordinators and administrators, counselors, and instructors, this guidebook provides an understanding of eight essential tasks in planning and implementing a testing and assessment program. It is divided into three parts. The introductory section explains the purposes of the book, defines key terms, and presents an introductory discussion of reasons for testing. In the second section the action planning guidelines are detailed. Eight essential tasks (and 67 specific activities/subtasks) are identified: (1) establish assessment program, (2) analyze participants' needs, (3) analyze program services, (4) examine testing resources, (5) select tests and testing systems, (6) set test specifications for participants, (7) use tests and tools for gathering information, and (8) use test results. Action planning worksheets are provided for each task. The third part includes five sections called "Exploring Tests and Test Systems." Test descriptions are provided for 74 tests including paper-and-pencil devices, comprehensive test batteries, rating scales, inventories, and the work sample approach. Descriptions include a one-phrase description, detail about format, stage of development of instruments, possible applications, and test publishers' addresses. Appendixes include practitioner comments and standards for tests. (YLB)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Employment and Training Administration (DOL), Washington, DC. Office of Youth Programs.
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. National Center for Research in Vocational Education.
Note: For related documents see CE 031 933-972.