ERIC Number: ED092848
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-May
Reference Count: N/A
Shop Achievement as an Outcome of One Year Versus Two Years of AVTS Instruction.
McQuay, Paul L.
The purpose of this study was to compare the shop achievement of secondary vocational-technical students who received one year versus two years of Area Vocational/Technical School (AVTS) instruction. One group attended the AVTS for both the 10th and 11th grade, while the other attended only for the 11th grade year. The criterion variable used to make the comparison was the Ohio Trade and Industrial Education Achievement Test. When ability was not taken into consideration, the one year group did at least as well as the two year group in terms of shop achievement. When differences in ability were taken into account the finding suggests that those students who received twice as much instruction did somewhat better on the shop achievement test as a total group. Beginning AVTS instruction in 10th grade appears to result in greater shop achievement at the end of 11th grade than taking shop only in 11th grade; however, the amount of increase in achievement appears to be small and may not be of practical importance. Differences are variable from one specific trade knowledge area to another, and from one shop program to another. The importance of any differences depends somewhat on what basic knowledge is necessary to a specific trade or trade area. Some shop programs may suffer more than others from the elimination of the 10th grade year. (Author/NM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Research Coordinating Unit for Vocational Education, Harrisburg.
Authoring Institution: Pennsylvania State Univ., University Park. Dept. of Vocational Education.