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ERIC Number: ED365872
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Jun-30
Pages: 160
Abstractor: N/A
Model Procedure for Developing and Administering Competency Exams in Occupational/Technical Programs. Final Report.
Ingram, David; And Others
This document contains a project report and procedures manual from a project in which a group of junior colleges and postsecondary technical schools in Texas developed, pilot tested, and disseminated performance criterion-referenced occupational examinations for technical occupations. The report describes how teachers and industry personnel collaborated in developing the model and four competency-based examinations for the following subjects: drafting, electronics and instrumentation, food production, and microcomputer applications, as well as a model procedure manual for developing and conducting the examinations. The model procedure manual includes the following: (1) an introduction that explains the rationale for competency-based instruction and highlights pertinent sections of Perkins legislation that apply to technical education and competency-based testing; (2) a discussion of occupational competency testing; (3) directions for developing occupational competency examinations; and (4) eight appendixes--definitions; an example of a survey to validate tasks or competencies; samples of occupational examinations in computer science, drafting, food production, and electronics and instrumentation; project abstracts for seven U.S. Department of Education and Department of Labor grants; and a list of nine selected references. (KC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, Austin. Div. of Community and Technical Colleges.
Authoring Institution: Paris Junior Coll., TX.
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A
Note: For related documents, see CE 065 630-633.