ERIC Number: ED133375
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-May
Reference Count: 0
Validation of Assessment Measures for Use With Disadvantaged Enrollees in Work-Training Programs. Final Report.
Freeberg, Norman E.; Shimberg, Benjamin
A battery of tests dealing with attitudinal, reasoning and job-orientation skills were predictively validated against trainee performance criterion information obtained at completion of the Opportunities Industrialization Center (OIC) manpower training program and at approximately six to eight months following training. Validity coefficients based on program-completion criterion dimensions of "Training Program Adjustment,""Monetary Expectations,""Effective Job Planning,""Personal Social Adjustment" and "Vocational Confidence" were found to be most significant for tests of Job Seeking Skills, Job Holding Skills, Job Knowledge; with somewhat lower validities for Practical Reasoning measures and the least (but still significant) validity levels for attitudinal measures of Self-Esteem and Deferred Gratification. Predictive test validities using post-program criteria that deal with social and vocational adjustments were minimal, largely because of difficulties in collecting a sufficient amount and quality of post-program criterion data. The relatively few significant validity coefficients found were for tests of Job Seeking Skills, Attitude Toward Authority and Practical Reasoning. A number of the measures appear to possess predictive value as guidance tools for use in manpower training programs. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Educational Testing Service, Princeton, NJ.