ERIC Number: ED355362
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Jul-18
Reference Count: N/A
Iowa Vocational Assessment System. Final Report for FY 90-91.
Iowa State Univ. of Science and Technology, Ames.
The Iowa Vocational Assessment System (IVAS) conducted extensive research and developed an assessment model appropriate for use by local education agencies to assess competency-based curriculum. Two school districts requested and administered the Iowa Career Education Inventory with IVAS assistance in administration, scoring, and interpretation of results. Numerous activities were directed toward providing National Occupational Competency Testing Institute (NOCTI) examination information, including establishment of policies and procedures for administration and scoring of exams, identification of new technical proctors to administer the exams, and administration of the exam. Iowa instructors continued to score higher than the national average on the NOCTI exams. Assessment completers were pleased with scoring procedures and data interpretation results. (Appendixes, amounting to over one-half of the report, include the Iowa vocational education student assessment model. This model identifies factors within each of three components: input, process, and output. Each factor is detailed with suggested comments, strategies, or techniques to consider when developing a local student assessment model. A second appendix is an IVAS rationale and position paper that explains the need for expanding the IVAS assessment services, traditional assessment system, new proactive IVAS system, role of a state assessment advisory council, and benefits of developing a new assessment model.) (YLB)
Descriptors: Career Education, Competency Based Education, Curriculum Evaluation, Postsecondary Education, Resource Centers, Secondary Education, State Programs, Statewide Planning, Student Evaluation, Teacher Evaluation, Technical Assistance, Test Interpretation, Testing, Vocational Education, Vocational Evaluation
Publication Type: Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Iowa State Dept. of Education, Des Moines. Bureau of Career and Vocational Education.
Authoring Institution: Iowa State Univ. of Science and Technology, Ames.