ERIC Number: ED227353
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
Using Competency Measures in Vocational Education Programs. Module 17. [Vocational Education Curriculum Specialist.]
Chalupsky, Albert B.; Wheeler, Jeanette D.
This module, the first of four units about vocational competency measurement, is module 17 in the Vocational Education Curriculum Specialist series. The purpose stated for the document is to trace the growth of the formal measurement of skills, knowledge, and attitudes in vocational programs and to present some uses of competency testing in vocational programs. Content is organized into three sections, each of which focuses on one goal and two or more objectives. Section 1 examines the growth and significance of student competency testing in vocational education programs. In the second section, the components that make up a comprehensive set of vocational competency measures are described. The discussion also covers definitions used for various testing techniques. The module concludes with an overview of the uses of competency measures for evaluation, instruction and administration, and communication among instructors, administrators, students, and parents. Each section concludes with individual study activities, discussion questions, and group activities. Self-check items and possible responses to them are appended for use as a pretest and review of the module content. (YLB)
Descriptors: Behavioral Objectives, Competence, Competency Based Education, Criterion Referenced Tests, Inservice Education, Job Skills, Learning Activities, Learning Modules, Performance Tests, Postsecondary Education, Secondary Education, Student Evaluation, Test Use, Testing, Vocational Education, Vocational Education Teachers
East Central Network, Sangamon State University, E-22, Springfield, IL 62708 ($4.00; complete set--20 modules, instructor's guide, audio cassette, field test report--$45.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: American Institutes for Research in the Behavioral Sciences, Palo Alto, CA.
Identifiers: Competency Tests; Curriculum Specialists; Work Habits
Note: For related documents, see ED 215 114-132 and CE 035 457-459.