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50 Years of ERIC
50 Years of ERIC
The Education Resources Information Center (ERIC) is celebrating its 50th Birthday! First opened on May 15th, 1964 ERIC continues the long tradition of ongoing innovation and enhancement.

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Austin, James T.; Mahlman, Robert A. – 2002
The topic of high-stakes testing (HST) is important because HST has direct and indirect effects on career-technical education (CTE) programs and timely because HST increasingly enters public discussion and has produced a large body of research and practice that generalizes to CTE. A review of HST has identified two persisting dilemmas: policy and…
Descriptors: Accountability, Adult Education, Educational Research, High Stakes Tests
Mahlman, Robert A.; Austin, James T. – 2002
Career-technical educators face three issues in credentialing through assessment. First, the occupational credentialing domain is large and evolving, and a clear understanding of it is a prerequisite to considering adoption of a credential. Three types of credentialing are registration, certification, and licensure. Credentialing organizations are…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Agency Role, Competency Based Education, Compliance (Legal)
Austin, James T.; Mahlman, Robert A. – 2000
The process of assessment in career and technical education (CTE) is changing significantly under the influence of forces such as emphasis on assessment for individual and program accountability; emphasis on the investigation of consequences of assessment; emergence of item response theory, which supports computer adaptive testing; and pressure…
Descriptors: Career Education, Computer Assisted Testing, Computer Oriented Programs, Computer Uses in Education
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Austin, James T.; Mahlman, Robert A. – Journal of Career and Technical Education, 2000
Administrative office technology assessments were delivered via the Internet to 141 vocational students. Compared to 61 who took a paper test, scores for the Internet group were significantly higher; 62% preferred the Internet format. There were few problems with accessing, downloading, taking, and submitting the test. (SK)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Testing, Internet, Office Automation, Pilot Projects