ERIC Number: ED230770
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Competency Test Items for Applied Principles of Agribusiness and Natural Resources Occupations. Agricultural Resources Component. A Report of Research.
Cheek, Jimmy G.; McGhee, Max B.
An activity was undertaken to develop written criterion-referenced tests for the agricultural resources component of Applied Principles of Agribusiness and Natural Resources. Intended for tenth grade students who have completed Fundamentals of Agribusiness and Natural Resources Occupations, applied principles were designed to consist of three components, with each component comprising one-third of the school year. The agricultural resources component was designed as a specialized component to be taught together with the common core and one other specialized component. A criterion-referenced test was developed for the agricultural resources component from a list of competencies that was compiled. Project results were a list of specific competencies for the agricultural resources component of Applied Principles of Agribusiness and Natural Resources Occupations and an item bank of multiple choice test items and answer keys for the agricultural resources component. 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 over one-half of the report, contain the list of competencies, test items, and answer keys.) (YLB)
Descriptors: Agribusiness, Agricultural Education, Agricultural Engineering, Agricultural Occupations, Agronomy, Behavioral Objectives, Competency Based Education, Criterion Referenced Tests, Fisheries, Forestry, Multiple Choice Tests, Natural Resources, Secondary Education, Soil Conservation, Soil Science, Test Construction, Test Items, Vocational Education, Wildlife, Wildlife Management
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Florida Univ., Gainesville. Inst. of Food and Agricultural Sciences.
Identifiers: Agricultural Resources; Florida
Note: For related documents, see CE 036 227-232.