ERIC Number: ED052225
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Equivalency and Proficiency Testing Related to the Medical Laboratory Field.
Linehan, Jean D.
The expanded need for medical laboratory workers necessitates the recruitment of new personnel, and even more important, better utilization of present personnel. The development of a career ladder for laboratory workers would facilitate advancement as it would allow upward mobility for workers who could demonstrate knowledge and ability equivalent to that expected from those completing education and training for higher level positions. This study points out the need for equivalency examinations and summarizes information about equivalency and proficiency testing practices in the medical laboratory field, other health fields, and in other areas where experiences are applicable to the laboratory. An annotated bibliography which reviews the literature dealing with the need for equivalency exams is presented. Also included are various testing programs which are described in detail, each with information regarding purpose, method of development, format, concept, and aim of measurement. (CK)
Descriptors: Allied Health Occupations, Bibliographies, Career Ladders, Educational Certificates, Educational Testing, Equivalency Tests, Evaluation Methods, Health Personnel, Labor Utilization, Laboratory Technology, Medical Laboratory Assistants, Medical Technologists, Occupational Mobility, Personnel Evaluation, Qualifications, Testing, Tests
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (DHEW), Bethesda, MD.
Authoring Institution: National Committee for Careers in Medical Technology, Bethesda, MD.