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Norms and Performance Standards for Work Sample Scores.
Wisconsin Univ. - Stout, Menomonie. Dept. of Rehabilitation and Manpower Services. Materials Development Center.
Work samples are commonly used to aid in the assessment of a client's potential for functioning in various competitive occupations. To determine an individual's position relative to a particular reference group the most commonly used norms are those based on scores of other clients who have performed a specific work sample, and performance scores achieved by a sample of the general population. Different advantages and disadvantages can be found in both methods of assessing a client's potential for success in a particular job. Work measurement techniques developed by industrial engineers may provide accurate estimates for assessing the client's competitive employment potential involving manual operations requiring brief instruction. Work measurement includes the stopwatch time study and predetermined motion time systems. These may be used to provide valid and realistic performance standards for many work samples. The main concerns include the time needed and the methods used to perform the task. Individuals trained in work measurement may be contacted through the American Institute of Industrial Engineers. (Author/EC)
Descriptors: Diagnostic Tests, Disabilities, Evaluation Criteria, Evaluation Methods, Measurement Techniques, Norm Referenced Tests, Performance Criteria, Vocational Rehabilitation
Materials Development Center, Department of Rehabilitation and Manpower Services, School of Education, University of Wisconsin-Stout, Menomonie, Wisconsin 54751 (No price given)
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Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ. - Stout, Menomonie. Dept. of Rehabilitation and Manpower Services. Materials Development Center.