ERIC Number: ED117346
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Aug-31
Reference Count: N/A
Development Report on the Texas Career Education Measurement Series.
Westinghouse Learning Corp., Iowa City, IA.
A criterion-referenced measurement and diagnostic system for career education was developed using 79 of the 177 basic learner outcomes identified in Texas. Approximately 500 test items, referenced to the outcomes, were developed and submitted for student and professional review and statistical analyses following item tryouts and field testing of the instruments. A sample of schools was selected for each instrument at each of two levels, with 10 instruments at the lower level (grades 7 and 10) and 12 instruments at the upper level (Grades 8 and 11). In all, 506 classes were distributed among 130 campuses in 84 school districts. Various statistical procedures were used in item and instrument validation for item tryouts and field testing. Forty-four of the learner outcomes were tried out with students who had received instruction specifically designed to develop the behavior described by these outcomes. Data were obtained on 51 objectives measured by 215 items for the 44 learner outcomes. The test results were reported to give the student and school personnel diagnostic information about student performance on the outcomes by using the school curriculum--reference evaluation format. Over two-thirds of the document contains appended materials related to the processes involved in the study. (Author/EC)
Descriptors: Career Education, Criterion Referenced Tests, Educational Objectives, High School Students, Item Analysis, Measurement Instruments, Measurement Techniques, Secondary Education, State Surveys, Statistical Analysis, Student Characteristics, Test Results, Test Validity, Vocational Maturity
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Partners in Career Education, Arlington, TX.; Texas Education Agency, Austin.
Authoring Institution: Westinghouse Learning Corp., Iowa City, IA.
Identifiers - Location: Texas