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ERIC Number: ED041061
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Mar-25
Pages: 14
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Pretesting Orientation for the Disadvantaged: Experience in Manpower Experimental and Demonstration (E & D) Projects.
Seiler, Joseph
The restricted experience of disadvantaged persons in taking employment related tests leaves them without test-taking skills. United States Department of Labor manpower experimental and demonstration manpower projects have found several approaches of use in the pretesting preparation of out of school and out of work youth and adults: special coaching on use and value of tests, pretesting in nonthreatening atmospheres, test tutoring and practice, training in test-taking skills, remedial instruction, and advance exposure to the test site. One successful program showed the value of a comprehensive program whereby, prior to final administration of the job selection test, the job seekers were provided pretesting orientation, temporary (trainee) employment, and job related basic education; also, special training was given to their supervisors on how to work effectively with disadvantaged groups. The appropriate methods for and the scope of pretesting orientation services needed by the disadvantaged will vary depending on the character of the vocational tests and the education and experience of the job applicants. [Not available in hard copy due to marginal legibility of original document.] (Author/JM)
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Note: Paper presented at the American Personnel and Guidance Association Convention, New Orleans, La., March 25, 1970