ERIC Number: ED052220
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Jan
Handbook of Performance Testing: A Practical Guide for Test Makers.
Boyd, Joseph L., Jr.; Shimberg, Benjamin
This handbook was designed to assist practicing vocational educators in planning and preparing performance measures for evaluating the behavioral outcomes of instruction. It is particularly concerned with fulfilling the needs of individuals involved in manpower development and training programs. The nature of and need for performance testing is discussed. Various stages in the development of a work-sample performance test are delineated, and alternative approaches to performance testing, including the paper-and-pencil test, are comparatively considered. Attention is given to the advantages and disadvantages of each type of testing. The appendix covers a wide range of skills and occupations in its sampling of performance tests, most of which are accompanied by identifying information and instructions for administration and scoring. An extensive bibliography is included. (PR)
Descriptors: Evaluation Methods, Guides, Job Analysis, Measurement Instruments, Observation, Occupational Information, Performance Criteria, Performance Tests, Rating Scales, Skill Analysis, Test Construction, Test Selection, Testing Problems, Visual Measures, Vocational Aptitude, Vocational Education Teachers
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Washington, DC.; New Jersey State Dept. of Education, Trenton. Div. of Vocational Education.
Authoring Institution: Educational Testing Service, Princeton, NJ.