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ERIC Number: EJ860503
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1531-4952
Criterion Referenced Assessment: Delineating Curricular Related Performance Skills Necessary for the Development of a Table of Test Specifications
MacQuarrie, David; Applegate, Brooks; Lacefield, Warren
Journal of Career and Technical Education, v24 n2 p69-89 Win 2008
This study focused on defining and delineating core skills and tasks needed for successful CTE student educational growth and success through a curriculum and assessment alignment process. The context for this project lies within Automotive Service Technology (AST), which must additionally meet the National Institute of Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) program certification standards. Unfortunately, two skill areas are not clearly defined or assessed by ASE: Basic Vehicle Interval Maintenance Skills and Basic Vehicle Repair Skills, which combine to form the Automotive Service Technology Foundational Skills (ASTFS). A qualitative analysis of emergent systems patterns was used to construct a table of specifications for ASTFS, which can facilitate curriculum development and assessment. Specifically, this process defined and delineated prerequisite technical skills and their associated ability domains of knowledge, concepts, and skills so they could be taught, learned, and assessed. (Contains 8 tables and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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