ERIC Number: ED227356
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: N/A
Validating Competency Tests and Using Test Results. Module 20. [Vocational Education Curriculum Specialist.]
Claudy, John G.; Appleby, Judith A.
This module, the fourth of four units about vocational competency measurement, is module 20 in the Vocational Education Curriculum Specialist series. The purpose stated for the document is to help in the validation of a competency test after it has been developed, in the determination of how test results will be reported, and in the consideration of ways of setting standards for passing or failing the test. Content is organized into three sections, each of which focuses on one goal and two or more objectives. The first section discusses possible approaches for determining the content validity of a competency test. It also comments on predictive validity and maintaining test validity. Section 2 considers possible uses for vocational competency tests and how test results can be reported in accordance with the intended use. The module concludes with the question of how to set standards for passing or failing a test. Each section concludes with individual study activities, discussion questions, and group activities. Self-check items and possible responses to them are appended for use as a pretest and review of the module content. (YLB)
Descriptors: Behavioral Objectives, Competence, Competency Based Education, Inservice Education, Job Skills, Learning Activities, Learning Modules, Postsecondary Education, Predictive Validity, Secondary Education, Standards, Student Evaluation, Test Results, Test Use, Test Validity, Vocational Education, Vocational Education Teachers
East Central Network, Sangamon State University, E-22, Springfield, IL 62708 ($4.00; complete set--20 modules, instructor's guide, audio cassette, field test report--$45.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: American Institutes for Research in the Behavioral Sciences, Palo Alto, CA.