ERIC Number: ED266314
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986
Reference Count: 0
Measures of Occupationally Specific and Nonoccupationally Specific Knowledge and Skills: A Compendium.
Lewis, Morgan V., Comp.; Martin, Scott, Comp.
This compendium is designed to assist vocational educators in selecting appropriate testing instruments to measure the learning outcomes of their programs. It presents by occupational area basic information on more than 150 validated measures and lists more than 1,200 additional entries in the Vocational Education Curriculum Materials (VECM) database that include evaluation materials. The compendium was drafted following computer searches of three databases: Educational Resources Information Center (ERIC), VECM, and Educational Testing Service (ETS), in addition to letter requests to curriculum coordination centers, instructional materials laboratories, and commercial publishers. Most of the measures verified as field-tested are from three sources: the National Occupational Competency Testing Institute, the Instructional Materials Laboratory at Ohio State University, and the American Institutes for Research. Entries in this guide are organized by the four-digit "Classification of Instructional Programs" system. Listings include descriptions of the tests, addresses of originators, title, developer, educational level, target population, availability, and curriculum center. The compendium is designed for use at all levels of vocational education by those who need to select instruments for use in assessing the outcomes of instructional programs. It should be of most use to those who cannot easily conduct computer searches of the databases that contain the instruments listed in this compendium. Appendices contain an index, examples of VECM documents, and a sample ERIC search strategy. (KC)
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Directories/Catalogs
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Counselors; Practitioners
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. National Center for Research in Vocational Education.