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ERIC Number: ED142575
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1977-May
Reference Count: N/A
A Study of the Congruency of Competencies and Criterion-Referenced Measures.
Jones, John Wilbur, Jr.
The job of the 4-H extension agent involves fairly complex levels of performance. The curriculum for the extension agent program should produce youth workers who have the ability to perform competently and who possess the basic concepts and values required to function effectively. Performance objectives were written for each competency considered essential for Mississippi 4-H Youth agents in administration, staffing, and evaluation. Criterion-referenced measures (CRMs) were developed for each set of objectives and analyzed using Bloom's Taxonomy of Educational Objectives and Mager's Objective/Item Checklist. Analyses revealed discrepancies between the necessary competencies and the CRMs in each of the three categories. For the administration objectives, the CRMs tended to be written at a level which was lower than the level of performance considered minimal. There was a tendency toward congruence at the application level between the CRMs and the competency statements in the staffing category. The lack of congruence between the evaluation items desired competency levels was attributed to testing too low. It was suggested that the criterion referenced measures be revised to reflect the higher levels of performance required of the 4-H agents. (EVH)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Mississippi