ERIC Number: ED255742
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Pennsylvania Occupational Competency Assessment Program--1983. Final Report. Vocational-Technical Education Research Report, Volume 22, Number 2. Occupational Competency Evaluation Monograph, Number 15.
Walter, Richard A.
The Pennsylvania State University served as the Pennsylvania Coordinator of Occupational Competency Assessment (OCA). It managed the Pennsylvania OCA Program, which provides the secondary public schools of the state with competent vocational instructors as a component of teacher preparation at Temple University, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, the University of Pittsburgh, and Pennsylvania State University. The coordination of the overall program was accomplished through meetings, personal visits, workshops, conferences, and frequent contact with the test center coordinators at each institution. Other activities included management of the test bank of materials obtained from the National Occupational Competency Testing Institute, computation of norm data from test results, and coordination of OCA activity with the Bureau of Teacher Certification. Numerous guides for test center use in counseling candidates were prepared and distributed, and studies were conducted for program improvement. (An appendix contains the Occupational Competency Performance Examiner Handbook.) (YLB)
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Cooperative Programs, Coordination, Minimum Competency Testing, Postsecondary Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Secondary Education, State Programs, Teacher Certification, Teacher Evaluation, Testing Programs, Trade and Industrial Education, Vocational Education, Vocational Education Teachers
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Harrisburg. Bureau of Vocational and Technical Education.
Authoring Institution: Pennsylvania State Univ., University Park. Dept. of Vocational Education.
Identifiers: Occupational Competency Assessment; Pennsylvania
Note: Title page reads "The Pennsylvania State University's Responsibilities for the Occupational Competency Assessment Program Coordination, Research and Development, and Management".