ERIC Number: ED268231
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Development and Field-Test of an Instrument to Assess the Extent to Which a Vocational Educational Program Is Either Competency-Based or Conventional. Final Report from September 1, 1984 to August 31, 1985.
University of Central Florida, Orlando. Coll. of Education.
This report describes the production and pilot test of an assessment instrument for vocational education programs. The instrument was designed to be used following a site visit that includes a 30- to 45-minute interview with the program instructor and a 30-minute interview with one small group of students. Reliability and validity information was collected but was weaker than considered desirable; an adequate study was recommended. Following the 10-page narrative are extensive appendixes, including the program description instrument. The instrument provides for rating each of the items that are divided into eight areas: knowledge instruction, performance instruction, individualization, program content specification, knowledge assessment, performance assessment, grading, and related factors. A site visitor's interview outline concludes the instrument. Other appendixes include scoring instructions, frequency distributions for experts' judgment of items, program profiles for 16 welding and 14 other programs, frequency distributions of item ratings for 30 programs, and tables of scale scores for the 16 welding and 14 other programs. (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Florida State Dept. of Education, Tallahassee. Div. of Vocational Education.
Authoring Institution: University of Central Florida, Orlando. Coll. of Education.