ERIC Number: ED164811
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Sep
NOCTI [National Occupational Competency Testing Institute] Technical Supplement. Cumulative National Norms, Spring 1974 through Spring 1978; and Cumulative Sub-Score Norms, Fall 1975 through Spring 1978.
Tunkel, Leon S.; Klein, Raymond S.
This manual contains statistical information on the examinations administered by the National Occupational Competency Testing Institute (NOCTI) to measure occupational competencies of experienced craftsmen in twenty-six trade specialties. (More detailed information on the program and on the scope of the examinations is provided in a separate publication, "Bulletin of Information for Candidates" [CE 018 275].) Section I shows the standard scores for both the written tests (designed to measure cognitive skills) and the performance tests (designed to measure manipulative skills) in twenty-six occupations. In Section II sub-scores are given for the three or four subject areas covered by the written tests and for the two parts of the performance tests which separately measure manipulative processes and quality of workmanship as revealed by the end product. Section III provides information in the three following areas: (1) reliability and standard error of measurement for twenty-four of the written tests; (2) a similar analysis for the two new tests on computer technology and building trades maintenance; and (3) a summary of cumulative national norms for both the twenty-six written and performance tests, indicating measures of central tendency, standard deviation, and range of items which have been answered correctly by candidates. (ELG)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Occupational Competency Testing Inst., Albany, NY.
Note: For related documents see CE 018 275, ED 057 217, ED 079 521, and ED 141 526