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ERIC Number: ED327560
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-Apr
Pages: 39
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Errors-and-Omissions Tests: A Methodology for Achieving Cost-Effective and Reliable Performance Assessments.
Jones, Michael H.; And Others
In the domain of performance assessment, the errors-and-omissions (EOT) test falls between a work-sample test and a simulation test. The examinee works with a sample of material from the work environment. The correct answers and the exact criteria for acceptable performance are known in advance. For this study, EOTs were used for assessing entry level teachers in the areas of commercial art and furniture repair and upholstery. Thirty examinees were drawn from the pool of existing experienced teachers in Florida. A committee of six to eight experts in each field identified the competencies and skills needed to be an effective teacher. The committee members modified hypothetical examples of EOT tests, which were reviewed by additional experts in the fields, and used the examples in pilot testing with one teacher from the pool for the furniture repair test and three for the commercial art test. There were three raters for each test. The level of rater agreement was good. Future research will require larger samples to test the methodology proposed. Four appendices provide fictitious examples of commercial artist examinations. (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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