ERIC Number: ED255656
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Performance Testing in Electronic Technology. Final Report.
Williamson, Bert; Pedersen, Joe F.
This set of 21 performance tests in electronics technology was developed on the basis of a review of commercial and noncommercial instructional materials dealing with electronics technology. The tests, which were reviewed by a group of community college instructors and an advisory committee for electronics technology, address the following competencies: soldering (soldering components on a printed circuit board and unsoldering an integrated circuit); direct current tests (resistor type and value identification; resistor color codes; continuity testing; voltage, current, and resistance measurement; voltage testing for shorts and opens; operating voltmeter range multipliers; and shunting an ammeter); alternating current tests (capacitor type and value identification, RC phase angle measurement, LR phase angle measurement, series resonance characteristics, parallel resonance characteristics, bandwidth analysis, and measuring decibel gain and loss); oscilloscope tests (using an oscilloscope and measuring pulse characteristics); and circuit tests (relay control circuits, checking bipolar transistors, and designing a Zener diode regulator). Each test includes information pertaining to the purpose of the test, time limits, materials needed to administer the test, test administration procedures, and notes on grading standards. (This volume also includes a report detailing the development and validation of the tests.) (MN)
Descriptors: Criterion Referenced Tests, Curriculum Development, Electric Circuits, Electrical Occupations, Electricity, Electronic Equipment, Electronic Technicians, Electronics, Equipment Maintenance, Equipment Utilization, Job Skills, Performance Tests, Postsecondary Education, Technical Education, Test Construction, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Washington State Commission for Vocational Education, Olympia.
Authoring Institution: Skagit Valley Coll., Mount Vernon, WA.
Identifiers: Alternating Current; Direct Current; Oscilloscopes; Soldering