ERIC Number: ED303642
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
State of the Art Report on Statewide Student Competency Testing in Vocational and Technical Education, 1988.
This report describes the status of competency testing in vocational and technical education in the United States in 1988-89. Data were derived from a mailed questionnaire sent to State Liaison Representatives of the National Network for Curriculum Coordination in Vocational-Technical Education. Of a total of 69 surveys, 39 responses were returned by mail; for the others, data were gathered by telephone. Some of the findings of the study were the following: (1) 13 of the states or territories are conducting competency testing of students in vocational and technical education--most in the Southeast and Midwest; (2) 9 states or territories said they are in the process of developing such testing; (3) 12 states or territories are considering development and implementation of vocational student competency testing; and (4) 22 states or territories do not anticipate becoming involved in statewide vocational competency testing. A state-by-state summary of the status of vocational competency testing and a list of contact persons in each state make up the majority of this report. The survey form is appended. (KC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Network for Curriculum Coordination in Vocational and Technical Education.
Authoring Institution: Southeast Curriculum Coordination Center, State College, MS.; Mississippi Research and Curriculum Unit for Vocational and Technical Education, State College.