ERIC Number: ED452934
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Feb-21
Reference Count: N/A
KCTCS Kentucky Manufacturing Skill Standards Assessment Center/Assessment Provider Application.
Kentucky Community and Technical Coll. System, Lexington.
This document describes the Kentucky Manufacturing Skill Standards (KMSS) development process. The Manufacturing Standards project is divided into three phases: standards, assessment, and curriculum. The vision of this project is to identify a standards-driven assessment process and determine the level of competency and understanding. This data will be used to develop curriculum products targeted to meet the specific needs of individuals participating in the KMSS assessment. Through this process, a positive impact can be made upon the manufacturing workforce in Kentucky. Key curriculum issues include: (1) aligning existing and future technical curriculum to manufacturing standards; (2) utilizing assessment data to develop curriculum modules and sub units; (3) validating "high stakes" curricula through an established process as with assessment items; (4) piloting "high stakes" curriculum through pre-test and post-test processes to further establish validity; and (5) developing specific, targeted, and appropriate curriculum to match assessment levels. After consideration of these factors, it is necessary to implement a leveled process to provide targeted instruction to individuals who need additional help to meet expectations. The first step of this process begins with the assessment. The second step involves the training plan, and the third step involves the instruction and the process of re-testing. (AUTH/JA)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Kentucky Community and Technical Coll. System, Lexington.
Identifiers - Location: Kentucky