ERIC Number: ED187930
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Performance Testing: Issues Facing Vocational Education. Research and Development Series No. 190.
Spirer, Janet E., Ed.
Addressing issues facing vocational education on the topic of performance testing, this handbook consists of a collection of seventeen commissioned papers and reactions to the papers. Two papers are presented on each of the following types of issues that must be considered before a performance test can be constructed: philosophical, technical, legal, and implementation issues. Authors were selected to form a multidisciplinary group to address each issue, and a reaction to the two papers presented on each issue is included. The two papers on philosophical issues are authored by Henry Borow and Jack C. Willers; reactions are given by John F. Thompson. The two papers on technical issues are authored by Evelyn Perloff and Raymond Klein; reactions are given by Samuel A. Livingston. The two papers on legal issues are authored by Paul L. Tractenberg and Diana Pullin; reactions are given by William G. Buss. The two papers on implementation issues are authored by H. Brinton Milward and Curtis R. Finch; reactions are given by Janet E. Spirer. Finally, two papers are included that discuss the implications of the contents of all the papers for vocational education. These papers are authored by Robert E. Spillman, Charles D. Wade and Nellie Carr Thorogood; reactions are given by Marvin R. Rasmussen. (BM)
Descriptors: Educational Philosophy, Legal Responsibility, Performance Tests, Program Implementation, Test Construction, Testing, Testing Programs, Vocational Education
National Center Publications, The National Center for Research in Vocational Education, The Ohio State University, 1960 Kenny Rd., Columbus, OH 43210 ($11.00)
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Information Analyses; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Occupational and Adult Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. National Center for Research in Vocational Education.