ERIC Number: ED230768
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Competency Test Items for Fundamentals of Agribusiness and Natural Resource Occupations. A Report of Research.
McGhee, Max B.; Cheek, Jimmy G.
An activity was undertaken to develop written criterion-referenced tests for each of the instructional areas comprising the Fundamentals of Agribusiness and Natural Resources Occupations Program. Designed to be taught at the ninth grade level, the program consists of six major instructional areas: agribusiness management, animal science, plant science, soil science, agricultural mechanics, and leadership. Criterion-referenced tests were developed from the lists of competencies compiled for each instructional area. Project results were a list of specific competencies for the fundamentals of the Agribusiness and Natural Resources Occupations program and an item bank of multiple choice test items and answer keys for the six common core instructional areas. Criteria for selecting items from the item bank for testing purposes were recommended. (Two tables display summary statistics and complete item analyses for each question in the item bank. Appendixes, amounting to approximately four-fifths of the report, contain the list of competencies, test items, and answer keys for the common core instructional areas.) (YLB)
Descriptors: Agribusiness, Agricultural Education, Agricultural Engineering, Agricultural Occupations, Agronomy, Animal Husbandry, Behavioral Objectives, Business Administration, Competency Based Education, Criterion Referenced Tests, Grade 9, Multiple Choice Tests, Natural Resources, Secondary Education, Soil Science, Student Leadership, Student Organizations, Student Participation, Test Construction, Test Items, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Florida Univ., Gainesville. Inst. of Food and Agricultural Sciences.
Identifiers: Florida; Future Farmers of America
Note: For related documents, see CE 036 228-232.