ERIC Number: ED044526
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Sep
Reference Count: 0
The Development of Achievement Measures for Trade and Technical Education. Final Report.
Baldwin, Thomas S.
A void exists between the rapid growth of post-high school trade and technical education and the development of educational management tools for that area. Hoping to help fill this void, this research effort concentrated on the development of psychometric instruments useful in measuring achievements. Trade and technical areas involved in the study include electrical installation and maintenance, machinists, electronics, and data processing. The tests developed for these and other areas provide objective, reliable, and valid indices of the level of proficiency achieved by students and will provide teachers, administrators, and researchers with a tool for more effective management of their programs. Although the tests are not included in this report for security reasons, the information does include (1) detailed test specifications, (2) descriptions of the samples, (3) reliability of subtests, (4) intercorrelations of subtests, (5) correlations with other standardized measures of achievement, norms, and other psychometric data. Also for each curriculum, detailed information is presented on the test specifications, sample, and psychometric characteristics of both the experimental and final forms of the test. (Author/JS)
Publication Type: N/A
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Illinois Univ., Urbana.