ERIC Number: ED120241
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Social and Prevocational Information Battery. [Includes Test Book, User's Guide, Examiner's Manual, Technical Report, Answer Key, and Class Record Sheet].
Halpern, Andrew; And Others
The Social and Prevocational Information Battery (SPIB) consists of a series of nine tests designed to assess knowledge of skills and competencies widely regarded as important for the ultimate community adjustment of educable mentally retarded students. The nine areas are purchasing, budgeting, banking, job related behavior, job search skills, home management, health care, hygiene, and functional signs. The tests are orally administered to groups not exceeding 20 persons with a student to adult ratio of 7 to 1 recommended. The response format is true-false or picture selection so that students are not penalized for reading deficiencies. There is one form and one level comprising 277 items. Components include a consumable test book in both-machine scorable and hand-scorable editions; an examiner's manual with answer key; a technical report containing validity and reliability data and reference group information; a user's guide explaining the interpretation and application of test results; and a class record sheet for maintaining records of individual and group progress. Preliminary psychometric properties of the SPIB indicate that it is an effective device for screening, diagnosis, and program evaluation. (RC)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Answer Keys, Daily Living Skills, Guides, High Schools, Interpersonal Competence, Junior High Schools, Mild Mental Retardation, Research Reports, Social Adjustment, Statistics, Tests
CTB/McGraw-Hill, Del Monte Research Park, Monterey, California 93940 (Specimen Set: Test Book, Manual, User's Guide, Class Record Sheet, $5.00)
Publication Type: Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Rehabilitation Services Administration (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Oregon Univ., Eugene. Rehabilitation Research and Training Center in Mental Retardation.