ERIC Number: ED079521
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Jun
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A Consortium For Occupational Competency Testing of Trade and Industrial/Technical Teachers. Final Report.
Nelson, Richard; And Others
This report documents the work of the first national effort to design tests for the evaluation of the occupational competency of trade and industrial/technical teachers in 24 major occupational areas. Participating in the project were 717 specialists from industry, education, government, the military, and testing organizations. Tests were developed and administered to 2,010 selected candidates at 24 pilot area test centers established throughout the country. The project proved the feasibility of establishing a permanent National Occupational Competency Testing Institute to be located at Princeton, N.J. Through the Consortium of States, the network of area test centers will provide evaluative services essential to the selection of competent teachers and thus improve vocational education and manpower training programs. Phase I of the project resulted in the organization of a Consortium of States, the preparation of a handbook for developing occupational competency tests, and pilot testing of 24 areas. Phase II developed additional tests and set up scoring techniques and training programs. In Phase III more tests in additional occupational areas were developed, field testing was expanded, and the National Occupational Competency Institute was established. Recommendations for continuing programs and services are presented, and listings of project participants and materials used are appended. (MF)
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Sponsor: National Center for Educational Research and Development (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC. Div. of Comprehensive and Vocational Education Research.
Authoring Institution: Rutgers, The State Univ., New Brunswick, NJ. Dept. of Vocational-Technical Education.