ERIC Number: ED126364
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
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Measuring Student Growth: Techniques and Procedures for Occupational Education.
Erickson, Richard C.; Wentling, Tim L.
Designed for current and future occupational instructors, counselors, and administrators, the comprehensive measurement text is directed toward all subject areas in occupational education--industrial, business/distributive, home economics, agriculture, health occupations, and personal/public services. It offers necessary guidelines to select, develop, apply, and evaluate teacher-made and standardized vocational education tests. Part 1 focuses on reasons for using measurement procedures and techniques, types of instruments, and some concepts essential to a broad understanding of the area of study. Specific measurement concepts examined include: validity, reliability, measurement error, scales of measurement, point of reference for measurement, and role of measurement. Part 2 contains in-depth chapters on: Basic Considerations for Teacher-made Tests, Planning the Test, Constructing Measures of Cognitive Achievement, Constructing Measures of Performance, Constructing Measures of Affect, Assembling the Teacher-made Instrument, and Evaluating Teacher-made Instruments. Part 3 discusses the use of standardized instruments in vocational programs. The concluding section covers the administration of teacher-made/standardized instruments; scoring, reporting, and interpreting test results; and the use of measurement data and information in occupational programs. (EA)
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Allied Health Occupations Education, Business Education, Educational Testing, Home Economics, Industrial Arts, Industrial Education, Measurement, Measurement Instruments, Measurement Objectives, Measurement Techniques, Reliability, Standardized Tests, Student Evaluation, Technical Education, Test Construction, Test Interpretation, Test Selection, Trade and Industrial Education, Validity, Vocational Education
Allyn & Bacon, Inc., 470 Atlantic Avenue, Boston, Massachusetts 02210 ($14.95)
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