ERIC Number: ED206896
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980-Oct-31
Reference Count: N/A
Documentation of Assessment Systems Used By Prime Sponsors in the Evaluation of Training and Educational Attainment of Program Participants (Priority 6).
Virginia Polytechnic Inst. and State Univ., Reston.
To improve Comprehensive Employment and Training Act (CETA) participant assessment systems in Virginia, a project identified assessment systems and techniques/tools used by prime sponsors and developed an assessment model. It also identified key personnel of educational institutions in the prime sponsor area. A mail survey was followed by on-site interviews at each prime sponsor organization. Specialists in assessment and testing at two- and four-year educational institutions were identified and included in a listing of resource persons for prime sponsors. Analysis of interview data focused on identifying the assessment system and tools used. Following the project narrative, chapter 4 addresses test selection. It defines and classifies standardized test, examines basic principles in test selection and potential sources of information about specific tests, and explores alternative assessment techniques. Chapter 5 presents a model of the recommended assessment system with five components: outreach, intake/eligibility determination, pre-program assessment, on-going assessment, and post-program assessment. Each component is described in the form of recommendations for actions. Appendixes, amounting to approximately one-half of the document, include assessment program summaries, list of educational institutions and assessment contacts, list of individual test reviews, and lists of test publishers, references on testing, and general references. (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Governor's Employment and Training Council, Richmond, VA.; Virginia State Governor's Office, Richmond.
Authoring Institution: Virginia Polytechnic Inst. and State Univ., Reston.
Identifiers - Location: Virginia
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Comprehensive Employment and Training Act