ERIC Number: ED043902
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Reference Count: 0
Skill Analysis as a Technique for Predicting Vocational Success of the Mentally Retarded.
Human Resources Center, Albertson, NY.
This study was designed to develop a skill anaysis test battery which would aid in the prediction of achievement in two specific areas of training. A total of forty educable mentally retarded students in work study classes were selected for training. A three part rating scale specifically for this study was used as criterion meansure against the results of the battery of skill tests. The results yield nine skill test measures whose correlations with the criterion measures were statistically significant. The skill tests failed to produce significant correlations with the rating scale of general adjustment. The findings point to the need to separate these criteria of adjustment and achievement in selection of clients for training programs. (KJ/Author)
Descriptors: Achievement Rating, Adjustment (to Environment), Educational Programs, Job Satisfaction, Job Skills, Mental Retardation, Prediction, Predictive Measurement, Skill Analysis, Test Construction, Test Results, Test Selection, Testing, Tests, Vocational Education
Gerald I. Manus, Human Resources Center, Albertson, New York 11507 (No price is quoted.)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Social and Rehabilitation Service (DHEW), Washington, DC. Div. of Research and Demonstration Grants.
Authoring Institution: Human Resources Center, Albertson, NY.
Note: Rehabilitation Series 2