ERIC Number: ED448356
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Illinois Occupational Skill Standards: Row Crop Production Cluster.
Illinois Occupational Skill Standards and Credentialing Council, Carbondale.
This document, which is intended as a guide for work force preparation program providers, details the Illinois occupational skill standards for programs preparing students for employment in occupations in the row crop production cluster. The document begins with a brief overview of the Illinois perspective on occupational skill standards and credentialing, the process used to develop the skill standards, and assumptions underlying the standards. Presented next are skill standards for 36 tasks typically performed by workers involved in row crop production. Each skill standard statement contains the following components: (1) the actual skill standard (including the conditions of performance, work to be performed, and performance criteria); (2) performance elements and assessment criteria; and (3) a recommended assessment and credentialing approach. The following are among the tasks for which skill standards are provided: follow accident/emergency procedures; operate equipment; repair equipment in the field; handle, plan, and produce crops; and manage crop production. The following items are appended: list of standard tool box components; glossary; lists of Illinois Occupational Skill Standards and Credentialing Council, Agriculture and Natural Resources Subcouncil, and Row Crop Production Cluster Standards Development Committee members; Agriculture and Natural Resources Subcouncil Row Crop Production cluster skill standards recognition proposal; and list of necessary workplace skills. (MN)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Advisory Committees, Agricultural Education, Agricultural Occupations, Agricultural Production, Agricultural Skills, Behavioral Objectives, Competence, Competency Based Education, Definitions, Education Work Relationship, Educational Benefits, Educational Needs, Educational Objectives, Employment Potential, Employment Qualifications, Equipment Utilization, Evaluation Criteria, Field Crops, Glossaries, Guidelines, Job Performance, Job Skills, Job Training, Labor Force Development, Models, Occupational Clusters, Performance Based Assessment, Postsecondary Education, Program Guides, Secondary Education, State Standards, Statewide Planning, Student Certification, Student Evaluation, Vocational Education
Curriculum Publications Clearinghouse, Western Illinois University, Horrabin Hall 46, 1 University Circle, Macomb, IL 61455-1390. Tel: 800-322-3905 (Toll Free); Fax: 309-298-2869; e-mail: CPC@wiu.edu; Web site: http://www.standards.siu.edu. For full text: http://www.standards.siu.edu/pdf/agriculture/rcc.pdf.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Community; Practitioners
Sponsor: Illinois State Board of Education, Springfield.
Authoring Institution: Illinois Occupational Skill Standards and Credentialing Council, Carbondale.
Identifiers - Location: Illinois