ERIC Number: ED327560
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Errors-and-Omissions Tests: A Methodology for Achieving Cost-Effective and Reliable Performance Assessments.
Jones, Michael H.; And Others
In the domain of performance assessment, the errors-and-omissions (EOT) test falls between a work-sample test and a simulation test. The examinee works with a sample of material from the work environment. The correct answers and the exact criteria for acceptable performance are known in advance. For this study, EOTs were used for assessing entry level teachers in the areas of commercial art and furniture repair and upholstery. Thirty examinees were drawn from the pool of existing experienced teachers in Florida. A committee of six to eight experts in each field identified the competencies and skills needed to be an effective teacher. The committee members modified hypothetical examples of EOT tests, which were reviewed by additional experts in the fields, and used the examples in pilot testing with one teacher from the pool for the furniture repair test and three for the commercial art test. There were three raters for each test. The level of rater agreement was good. Future research will require larger samples to test the methodology proposed. Four appendices provide fictitious examples of commercial artist examinations. (SLD)
Descriptors: Art Teachers, Beginning Teachers, Commercial Art, Educational Assessment, Job Performance, Occupational Tests, Performance Based Assessment, Performance Tests, Postsecondary Education, Simulation, Situational Tests, Teacher Certification, Teacher Evaluation, Test Construction, Test Reliability, Vocational Evaluation, Work Sample Tests
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Errors and Omissions Tests; Furniture Repair
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Council on Measurement in Education (Boston, MA, April 17-19, 1990).