ERIC Number: ED230773
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Competency Test Items for Applied Principles of Agribusiness and Natural Resources Occupations. Agricultural Mechanics Component. A Report of Research.
Cheek, Jimmy G.; McGhee, Max B.
An activity was undertaken to develop written criterion-referenced tests for the agricultural mechanics component of the Applied Principles of Agribusiness and Natural Resources. Intended for tenth grade students who have completed Fundamentals of Agribusiness and Natural Resources Occupations, applied principles were designed to consist of three components, with each component comprising one-third of the school year. The agricultural mechanics component was designed as a specialized component to be taught together with the common core and one other specialized component. A criterion-referenced test was developed for the agricultural mechanics component from a list of competencies that was compiled. Project results were a list of specific competencies for the agricultural mechanics component of Applied Principles of Agribusiness and Natural Resources Occupations and an item bank of multiple choice test items and answer keys for the agricultural mechanics component. Criteria for selecting items from the item bank for testing purposes were recommended. (Two tables display summary statistics and complete item analyses for each question in the item bank. Appendixes, amounting to one-half of the report, contain the list of competencies, test items, and answer keys.) (YLB)
Descriptors: Agribusiness, Agricultural Education, Agricultural Engineering, Agricultural Machinery, Agricultural Machinery Occupations, Agricultural Occupations, Behavioral Objectives, Competency Based Education, Criterion Referenced Tests, Equipment Maintenance, Equipment Utilization, Hand Tools, Multiple Choice Tests, Natural Resources, Safety, Secondary Education, Test Construction, Test Items, Vocational Education, Welding
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Florida Univ., Gainesville. Inst. of Food and Agricultural Sciences.
Note: For related documents, see CE 036 227-231.