ERIC Number: ED365872
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Jun-30
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)
Descriptors: Competence, Competency Based Education, Computer Assisted Design, Computer Science, Drafting, Electronic Equipment, Electronics, Food Service, Instrumentation, Instrumentation Technicians, Job Skills, Measurement Equipment, Microcomputers, Models, Performance Tests, Postsecondary Education, Program Development, Test Construction, Test Items, Test Manuals, Work Sample Tests
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, Austin. Div. of Community and Technical Colleges.
Authoring Institution: Paris Junior Coll., TX.
Note: For related documents, see CE 065 630-633.