ERIC Number: ED054335
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971
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Equivalency and Proficiency Testing. A Descriptive Compilation of Existing Testing Programs in Allied Health and Other Health Occupations, with an Annotated Bibliography.
National Institutes of Health (DHEW), Bethesda, MD. Div. of Allied Health Manpower.
The use of tests to equate knowledge, experience, and skill with prescribed levels of formal training, and to match people with jobs on the basis of measurable ability to perform them, has received increasing attention by those concerned with manpower shortages in health-related occupations. Basic to the concept of career mobility is the need to evaluate the individual's abilities by proficiency and equivalency tests in order to allow his advancement to the appropriate rung of the career ladder. This document includes an extensive report on testing programs of Federal and state licensure examinations, proficiency/equivalency examinations, and a number of certification examinations of national boards and registries in the medical laboratory field and in other fields. Testing programs in other related fields which are discussed include the U.S. Civil Service Commission Examination, tests of General Education Development (GED) and the Trade and Industrial Teachers' Competency Examinations. A nine-section annotated bibliography includes 108 entries. (Author/GEB)
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Authoring Institution: National Institutes of Health (DHEW), Bethesda, MD. Div. of Allied Health Manpower.