ERIC Number: ED355737
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Dec
Assessing the Transition Skills of Adolescents and Young Adults Who Are Deaf through Video Technology.
Teaching Research, Dec 1992
This newsletter issue describes a programmatic line of research to develop and standardize a test battery of transition skills (employment and independent living skills) for adolescents and young adults (ages 14 to 25) who are deaf. The newsletter first discusses the importance of assessment data to the transition process for persons who are deaf. Three federally funded research projects are then summarized, including: (1) development and testing of the Transition Competence Battery (TCB), which involved specification of the content blueprint, generation of test items, pilot test of a written and signed (video) format, and analysis of test items and subtests; (2) examination of the small group administration mode and multiple-choice response format, through videodisc; and (3) development of a shorter instrument to use as a screening tool. The TCB comprises six subtests: job seeking skills, work adjustment skills, job-related social and interpersonal skills, money management skills, health and home skills, and community awareness skills. (Contains 28 references.) (JDD)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Daily Living Skills, Deafness, Diagnostic Tests, Employment, Federal Programs, Higher Education, Independent Living, Job Skills, Screening Tests, Secondary Education, Standardized Tests, Student Evaluation, Test Construction, Test Format, Transitional Programs, Videodisks, Young Adults
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Western Oregon State Coll., Monmouth. Teaching Research Div.