ERIC Number: ED465029
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Getting Started on Assessment: Developing a Voluntary System of Assessment and Certification Based on Skill Standards.
National Skill Standards Board (DOL/ETA), Washington, DC.
This manual provides practical advice for voluntary partnerships that, since 1994, are part of the effort to build a voluntary national system of skill standards, assessment, and certification. Intended to be used with guidance from the National Skill Standards Board, it is designed for the voluntary partnerships that have completed the standards development phase and are ready to begin the phases of assessment and certification (A&C). An introduction outlines the work ahead; examines the key activities involved in each of the three major components of the work (learn and prepare; develop the system; and launch the system); discusses working with vendors; and lists keys to success. The rest of the manual describes the step-by-step approach to developing the first component. These are the four steps: (1) organize--building a strong organizational structure to tackle issues involved with A&C; (2) investigate--learning about A&C, the customer, the market, civil rights and access concerns, and other key issues; (3) envision--creating a vision of how the A&C system should work; and (4) plan and retain--retaining expert assistance to plan, develop, administer, and maintain the system. (Contains 88 references.) (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Educational Certificates, Industry, Job Skills, Job Training, Marketing, National Standards, Postsecondary Education, Program Development, Secondary Education, Student Certification, Student Evaluation, Vocational Education
For full text: http://www.nssb.org/pubs/GS.pdf.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Skill Standards Board (DOL/ETA), Washington, DC.