ERIC Number: ED230771
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Competency Test Items for Applied Principles of Agribusiness and Natural Resources Occupations. Agricultural Production Component. A Report of Research.
Cheek, Jimmy G.; McGhee, Max B.
An activity was undertaken to develop written criterion-referenced tests for the agricultural production component of Applied Principles of Agribusiness and Natural Resources Occupations. 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 production 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 production component from a list of competencies that was compiled. Project results were a list of specific competencies for the agricultural production 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 production 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, Agricultural Production, Agronomy, Animal Husbandry, Behavioral Objectives, Competency Based Education, Criterion Referenced Tests, Farm Management, Multiple Choice Tests, Natural Resources, Secondary Education, 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.
Note: For related documents, see CE 036 227-232.