ERIC Number: ED350483
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
Business Office Clerical/Business Office Services. Simulations [and] Test Bank.
Patton, Jan; Murray, Darlena
The first of two documents provides realistic simulated business activities that are coordinated with the curriculum guide for business office clerical/business office services courses. Simulations are included for five sections of the curriculum: word processing/proofreading, filing/data entry, desktop publishing, calculating machines, and written communications. Each simulation is based on working in a department in a fictional company. The simulations may serve as a culminating test or as additional activities to unite all concepts in that section of the curriculum. Brief instructions and a grading sheet are provided for the teacher at the beginning of each simulation. Most answers are provided. An office procedures manual for the fictitious company is included. The second of two documents is the paper copy of a computerized testing program for business office clerical/business office services courses, coordinated with the related curriculum guide. This manual contains the questions that are on the related data disks and additional questions, with answers. The test bank includes true/false, multiple choice, matching, fill in the blank, and essay questions; it also contains brief activities. The test questions are organized in five sections covering the following topics: keyboarding, filing, operating office machines, communicating effectively, and social implications of computers. A competency matrix follows each section, relating competencies for each unit to specific test questions. The manual also includes a list of data disks and files located on the disks, and copies of the essential elements and competencies covered in the curriculum. (KC)
Descriptors: Business Education, Clerical Occupations, Communication Skills, Competence, Competency Based Education, Computer Assisted Testing, Course Content, Desktop Publishing, Filing, Item Banks, Job Skills, Keyboarding (Data Entry), Office Machines, Office Occupations Education, Office Practice, Postsecondary Education, Secondary Education, Simulation, Test Items, Word Processing
Educational Development and Training Center, East Texas State University, Commerce, TX 75429 ("Simulations" order no. BO-326-SIM; "Test Bank" order no. BO-326-TB).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Texas Education Agency, Austin.
Authoring Institution: East Texas State Univ., Commerce. Educational Development and Training Center.
Note: For related "Teacher's Guide", see ED 337 630.