ERIC Number: ED086861
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Development of Examinations for Assessment of Occupational Competency. Final Report.
Ross, Raymond J.
The objectives of the two-year project were to develop new occupational competency examinations for seven occupational areas--automotive mechanics, carpentry, chef, electrician (residential), industrial electronics, machine drafting, and machine trades--and subject the written examinations to a validation procedure. Vocational trade teachers were selected and employed as consultants for development of the examinations. The validation procedure consisted of tradesmen from each of the seven areas completing the examination for their area, then a statistical analysis of the results to produce normative tables in percentile form and to produce instrument reliability data. It was concluded that the method for developing the occupational competency examinations was valid since three of the examinations (carpentry, chef, and electrician) were fully completed, and the remaining four can be completed with further development. (Although, in the interest of preserving their security, the instruments are not contained in the report, the procedure used in their development is outlined, the scope of the written examination for each area is itemized, sample items are provided, and the statistical tables of results are made available.) (AG)
Descriptors: Auto Mechanics, Carpentry, Cooks, Drafting, Electricians, Electronic Technicians, Machine Tool Operators, Machinists, Occupational Tests, Performance Tests, Statistical Analysis, Teachers, Test Construction, Test Reliability, Test Results, Test Validity, Tool and Die Makers, Vocational Education
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Central Connecticut State Coll., New Britain.; Connecticut State Dept. of Education, Hartford. Div. of Vocational Education.