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ERIC Number: ED141526
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976-Oct-31
Reference Count: N/A
Vocational Competency Testing Project (July 1, 1975 - October 31, 1976). Final Report.
Tunkel, Leon S.; Klein, Raymond S.
The project reviewed, tested, and analyzed the National Occupational Competency Testing Institute's (NOCTI) test series (written and performance for skilled occupations), using a sample of 16 examinations, to determine their appropriateness for use by the State of Georgia in their selection and certification of vocational and technical educators. To accomplish this, the following adjectives were achieved: (1) Review of content validity and overall scope of each of the selected NOCTI tests by trade experts (including secondary and postsecondary teachers) identified based on 16 selected occupational areas; (2) establish a test center and train test center workers to administer NOCTI examinations; (3) select and test a random sample of Georgia vocational-technical teachers to compare scores (written and performance) with measured national norms; determine a cutoff score methodology, compare test results according to race, years of experience, and other appropriate measures; (4) determine the reading level for each of the NOCTI examinations; and (5) survey trade and technical teachers in Georgia, regarding the relationship of NOCTI test topics compared to the curriculum emphasis in current programs. This report includes a discussion of the 14 analyses involved in the content validation and pilot testing of the NOCTI examinations, findings of the analyses, and implications. The appendixes, constituting half the report, include 11 items used in the project (information on the examinations, survey forms, survey results, etc.). (SH)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Occupational Competency Testing Inst., Albany, NY.; Georgia State Dept. of Education, Atlanta.
Identifiers - Location: Georgia