ERIC Number: ED357204
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
VoCATS User Guide. [Draft.]
North Carolina State Dept. of Public Instruction, Raleigh. Div. of Vocational Education Services.
This guide focuses on use of the North Carolina Vocational Competency Achievement Tracking System (VoCATS)-designated software in the instructional management process. (VoCATS is a competency-based, computer-based instructional management system that allows the collection of data on student performance achievement prior to, during, and following instruction. Data are in the form of competency mastery status, pre- and posttest scores, and gain scores.) Four main sections help the user do the following: (1) make and manage tests using TestBuilder; (2) make changes in the bank; (3) scan and score tests and process reports; and (4) manage information with TestMate and TestTracker. Appendixes provide the following information: hardware and software needed and how to install VoCATS-designated software; configuring the system; installing item banks and graphic images; naming conventions; suggested subtest names; using student and teacher directions; and available reports. (YLB)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Competence, Competency Based Education, Computer Managed Instruction, Computer Software, Computers, Information Management, Item Banks, Management Information Systems, Postsecondary Education, Scoring, Secondary Education, Student Records, Test Construction, Test Items, Testing, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: North Carolina State Dept. of Public Instruction, Raleigh. Div. of Vocational Education Services.
Identifiers - Location: North Carolina