ERIC Number: ED248407
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Feb-28
Reference Count: 0
Training and Employment Prerequisites Survey: Nevada Correctional Centers for Youth. Southwest Regional Laboratory Technical Note.
Gentry, Larry; Escoe, Adrienne
Training and Employment Prerequisites Surveys were administered to students at two Nevada correctional institutions. The survey population consisted of secondary school students enrolled in English, reading, or mathematics classes. Subject-area teachers decided which students would receive Form A (for those working on skills normally taught in the elementary school) and which would receive Form B (for those working on post-elementary skills). In general, students did relatively well on most sections of the English literacy surveys multiple choice sections. On the writing sample sections the content items were consistently rated "acceptable." The form items presented a different story. Overall the three form characteristics--grammar, capitalization and punctuation, and spelling--were consistently weak in students' writing. Results of the pre-algebra surveys showed that scores on Form A indicated that no area was particularly weak. Skill area scores on Form B suggested that decimals and percentages were especially difficult for many students. (Results are shown in six tables. Detailed comments are made on specific items that were difficult for students.) (YLB)
Descriptors: Basic Skills, Correctional Education, Correctional Institutions, Educational Research, Employment Qualifications, Grammar, Job Skills, Language Skills, Mathematics Skills, Occupational Information, Occupational Tests, Predictive Measurement, Prerequisites, Secondary Education, Secondary School Students, Writing Skills
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Southwest Regional Laboratory for Educational Research and Development, Los Alamitos, CA.
Identifiers: Nevada; Pre Algebra