ERIC Number: ED113451
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Aug
Reference Count: 0
The Development of an Evaluation Scheme for Career Education in the Middle Grades. Final Report.
Hoots, William R., Jr.
The development of instruments to measure the attainment of career education objectives in the middle grades was the objective of this study. The procedures used involved the following tasks: analysis of career education objectives by a jury of vocational and industrial arts teachers; writing test items appropriate for evaluating learning in the cognitive, affective, and psychomotor domains related to the objectives; developing techniques for scoring the tests; and testing the instruments for validity and reliability. Since the objectives were pupil-centered and flexible it proved to be impossible to write objective items. The subjective nature of the test exposed an unanticipated problem of scoring, which was solved by the development of an explicit scoring key to be used by two independent scores. The final form of the test contains 25 self and work-related items calling for written responses and is to be used at the ninth grade level. The list of objectives sent to the judges, the revised list of objectives, the test, and the scoring key for the test are appended. (Author/EC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: East Carolina Univ., Greenville, NC. School of Technology.