ERIC Number: ED146576
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Oct
Reference Count: 0
An Accurate Method to Screen Vocational Shop Candidates. Preliminary Study.
Steurer, Stephen J.
In a pilot study conducted at a correctional training center, it was determined that a score of 70% or better on an informal reading inventory, based on the textbook used in a vocational shop program, was an accurate predictor of an applicant's success in the program. On the basis of the pilot study, inventories were administered to applicants for numerous shop programs; a score of 70% or better entitled an applicant to enter a shop program. Applicants who scored below 70% attended daily reading and math classes to prepare for entrance. Preliminary results indicated that most shops had a perfect correlation between test achievement and academic success in the shop. Mathematics computation tests were also administered to program applicants, but no extensive study was performed to determine the relationship of these scores to vocational shop success. (The paper includes directions for constructing and scoring informal reading inventories and provides a sample test.) (GW)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the College Reading Association (21st, Cincinnati, Ohio, October 26-29, 1977)