ERIC Number: ED315964
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
The Development and Validation of the Transition Competence Battery for Adolescents and Young Adults with Deafness.
Reiman, John; Bullis, Michael
Teaching Research Infant and Child Center Newsletter, v16 n1 Aug 1988
The lack of appropriate assessment tools designed for deaf adolescents and young adults making the transition from educational programs to adult life is cited as one of the most glaring deficits in the field of deafness. The Transition Competence Battery (TCB) is being developed as an assessment tool that will guide individual training decisions and measure overall program impact. The TCB is being designed to be appropriate for adolescents and young adults with deafness, to include content that is clearly relevant to this population, to be easy to administer and score, and to retain strong psychometric properties. Development of the TCB began when 18 professionals in the field of deafness generated a list of 27 employment competencies and 28 independent living competencies and rated their importance and their presence in the target population. A national survey of 307 professionals then prioritized the importance of the competencies. Test items within each content domain were developed, and a pilot test was administered. Subsequent plans involve standardizing the TCB on a national sample, finalizing it, and disseminating it. (JDD)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Researchers
Authoring Institution: Teaching Research Infant and Child Center, Monmouth, OR.