ERIC Number: ED333240
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Jun-30
Reference Count: N/A
Professional Development for Occupational Specialist: Diagnostic Basic Skills Testing. Final Report March 14, 1989 to June 30, 1990.
Indiana Association of Area Vocational Districts, Inc., Speedway.; Indiana Univ., Bloomington.
An Indiana project developed a model diagnostic basic skills testing program with statewide application for teachers certified under the Occupational Specialist Rules. Fifteen commercially produced tests were reviewed for adoption. The set of criteria that guided the selection process included technical aspects and application factors. The TABE instrument and system were field tested in Spring 1990 with a sample of first-year vocational education teachers certified at the Occupational Specialist I level. The sample included 26 teachers at 3 sites. The appropriateness of the test and the utility of the information were substantiated. A cost study suggested that the Basic Skills Testing Program was relatively inexpensive. (Appendixes include a list of project personnel, description of TABE, field test data, and cost study data.) (YLB)
Descriptors: Basic Skills, Beginning Teachers, Diagnostic Tests, Field Tests, Minimum Competency Testing, Models, Professional Development, Secondary Education, Standards, State Programs, Statewide Planning, Teacher Certification, Teacher Education, Teacher Qualifications, Test Interpretation, Test Reliability, Test Validity, Vocational Education, Vocational Education Teachers
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Indiana State Dept. of Education, Indianapolis.
Authoring Institution: Indiana Association of Area Vocational Districts, Inc., Speedway.; Indiana Univ., Bloomington.
Identifiers: Indiana; Occupational Specialists; Test of Adult Basic Education
Note: For related documents, see ED 319 973-975 and CE 058 347-348. Project #88-4741.