ERIC Number: ED330885
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Workplace Literacy Assessment Tools.
Taylor, Maurice C.
Following a discussion of the basic skills required for an adaptable work force and how employers and workplace literacy providers determine which employees require basic skills training, this paper reviews three literacy instruments that can be used in workplace basic skills programs. A basic skills profile is drawn based on a review of the literature. The test reviews are based on information from the actual test, the test manuals and administrator's guidelines, technical bulletins, a literature search, the Mental Measurements Yearbook, and interviews with instructors in adult literacy and basic education programs. Tests reviewed are the Canadian Adult Achievement Test, the Test of Adult Basic Education Forms 5 and 6, and the Gates-MacGinitie Reading Tests Canadian Edition. For each test, information is given on test content, test development, and test usability. The paper suggests that criterion-referenced tests should be developed for employees in basic workplace training, using specific work-related skills. (KC)
Descriptors: Adult Literacy, Basic Skills, Educational Needs, Employment Practices, Employment Qualifications, Entry Workers, Foreign Countries, Literacy Education, On the Job Training, Postsecondary Education, Reading Achievement, Reading Skills, Skilled Occupations, Student Evaluation, Test Content, Test Selection, Test Use, Tests, Vocational Education, Workplace Literacy, Writing Skills
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Identifiers: Canada; Canadian Adult Achievement Test; Gates MacGinitie Reading Tests; Test of Adult Basic Education
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Canadian Association for the Study of Adult Education (9th, Vancouver, British Columbia, June 1990).