ERIC Number: ED051288
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1968-Dec
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Development of Evaluation Measures for Use with Neighborhood Youth Corps Enrollees. Final Report.
Freeberg, Norman E.
This study represents an initial phase in the development and application of a battery of measures for research and evaluation with disadvantaged adolescents in a youth-work training program. The paper-and-pencil instruments devised attempt to compensate for deficiencies in currently available tests by shaping content, format and administration to the academic level and cultural background of the intended respondents. A battery of 13 test booklets, incorporating such characteristics as relatively low verbal levels, oral presentation and, in many cases, pictorial formats, dealt with areas of vocational orientation (plans, aspirations, knowledge and interests); attitudes (toward self, authority and social values) and job-related reasoning skills. Based upon analyses of item characteristics, reliability estimates, validity (against proficiency ratings), factor analysis of the battery and research-related findings, a number of the measures were shown to possess a pattern of psychometric characteristics that warrants further research on their refinement and application. (Author)
Descriptors: Attitude Measures, Disadvantaged, Disadvantaged Youth, Dropout Attitudes, Dropout Programs, Factor Analysis, Job Skills, Job Training, Minority Groups, Nonverbal Tests, Occupational Aspiration, Program Effectiveness, Rating Scales, Sex Differences, Speech Communication, Test Bias, Test Construction, Verbal Ability, Visual Measures, Vocational Interests, Vocational Training Centers, Youth Opportunities
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Sponsor: Department of Labor, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Educational Testing Service, Princeton, NJ.