ERIC Number: ED179729
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Vocational Training for Disabled Students. A Handbook on Assessment.
Warren, Sue Allen; Gardner, David C.
The Vocational Instruction, Training and Assessment (VITA) Project conducted a study to determine whether a battery of tests used with a sample of handicapped students enrolled in vocational education program(s) could aid in predicting success in vocational training. Procedures, instruments, and student samples were selected to provide data on (1) interest measures; (2) aptitude measures; and (3) short-term experiences within specific training programs. The sample consisted of ninth- and tenth-grade students from two different vocational-technical high schools. Among the findings are the following: (1) a large number of published tests seem to have potential usefulness with one or more of the handicapped populations (list provided); (2) the two most powerful predictors of class rank were IQ and handicapping condition; and (3) selection of measurement devices must be directly related to the questions one has (e.g., Can the student learn the skill?, What interests does the student show that have implications for choice of training programs?). (This study is presented in the format of a handbook which also provides information on the purposes, utilization, and selection of vocational measurement instruments.) (BM)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Reports - Research; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Blue Hills Regional Technical School, Canton, MA.; Boston Univ., MA. Dept. of Business and Career Education.
Note: For related documents see CE 023 251-257