ERIC Number: ED244048
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
Linking Basic Skills to Entry-Level Auto Mechanic & Auto Body Worker Tasks. Instructional Resources. Assessments.
Benavidez, Charlotte; Miyatake, George
This project first identified the duties and tasks required of an entry-level auto mechanic (AM) and an auto body worker (ABW), using a modified DACUM (Developing a Curriculum) occupational analysis process. In this process, a panel of local, expert workers determined the essential duties and tasks of their occupations. Next, the panel identified specific basic skills necessary to accomplish each task. Based on the results of those skills analyses and the application of general criteria for instructional resource and assessment review, lists were drawn up of the most relevant basic skills instructional and assessment resources available through commercial publishers and vocational research and curriculum development centers. Recommendations were made for selecting instructional materials and assessment instruments in the areas of listening, writing, reading, speaking, and mathematics skills suited to auto mechanics and auto body workers. A list of the instructional and assessment instruments reviewed makes up the bulk of this document. For each instructional resource, the title, publisher, copyright date, stated objectives, reading level, type of binding, and cost are given along with the opinion of the reviewers. Vocational assessment instruments are described according to their title, skills they appear to assess, item orientation, level of difficulty, number of items, publisher description, cost, copyright dates, type of scoring, type of administration, time required, reporting format, reliability, and validity. Appendixes to the document contain addresses of publishers and research institutes, task lists of skills used by AMs and ABWs, and samples of on-the-job reading and writing materials used by these workers. (Author/KC)
Descriptors: Auto Body Repairers, Auto Mechanics, Basic Skills, Diagnostic Tests, Entry Workers, Evaluation Criteria, Evaluation Methods, Instructional Materials, Job Analysis, Job Skills, Mathematics Materials, Occupational Information, Reading Materials, Student Evaluation, Test Format, Test Interpretation, Test Reliability, Test Selection, Test Validity, Tests, Two Year Colleges, Vocational Education
Salt Lake Skills Center, 431 South 600 East, Salt Lake City, UT 84102 ($2.50).
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Administrators; Practitioners
Sponsor: Utah State Office of Education, Salt Lake City.
Authoring Institution: Utah Technical Coll., Salt Lake City. Salt Lake Skills Center.
Note: For related documents, see CE 037 073-075 and CE 038 363-364.