ERIC Number: ED204624
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: N/A
Sample Competency Based, Modularized Instructional Systems and Systems Components. Instructional Management Systems. Components Review.
Dunn, James; Mitchell, Karen
This paper describes competency-based systems and system components in vocational and occupational education and other areas of elementary, secondary, and postsecondary education. Seven systems of competency-based instruction are discussed: Program for Learning in Accordance with Needs, Individually Prescribed Instruction, Individually Guided Education, Programmed Logic for Automated Teaching Operations, Computer Curriculum Corporation's CCC 17 Systems, Bell Lab's individualized and group instruction systems, and Oakland Community College Cognitive Style Mapping Program. Three newly emerging systems are also described: Individualized Mathematical Systems, Kettering Secondary School Improvement Project, and Challenge Education. Seven career guidance and information systems are described: Planning Career Goals; AIR Career Guidance Program; Information System for Vocational Decisions; Discover Foundation, Inc.; CHOICES; Career Planning and Support System; and System of Interactive Guidance and Information. Curriculum materials in occupational and vocational education examined include those developed by the Mid-American Vocational Education Curriculum Consortium, Vocational Technical Education Consortium of States, and eleven other educational institutions or agencies. Assessment systems described are The California Test Bureau's (CTB) ORBIT (Objective Referenced Bank of Items and Tests), Houghton Mifflin's SCORE, Educational Testing Service's Program for Assessing Youth Employment Skills, and NOCTI (Nactional Occupational Competency Testing Institute). CTB's data management system, TRACER, is also described. (YLB)
Descriptors: Career Education, Career Guidance, Competency Based Education, Computer Managed Instruction, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation, Experiential Learning, Guidance Programs, Individualized Instruction, Instructional Development, Instructional Materials, Instructional Systems, Management Information Systems, Postsecondary Education, Program Descriptions, Student Evaluation, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: New York State Education Dept., Albany. New York Research Coordinating Unit.
Authoring Institution: Cornell Univ., Ithaca, NY. Inst. for Occupational Education.