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ERIC Number: EJ868624
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 39
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 19
ISSN: ISSN-0022-1864
A Calculus of Occupational Skill Attainment: Building More Validity into a Valid Assessment System
Munyofu, Paul; Kohr, Richard
Journal of Industrial Teacher Education, v46 n2 p75-113 2009
This study investigated several aspects of occupational skill assessment as implemented in one state: (1) What is the extent to which student achievement on the cognitive component was related to their achievement on the psychomotor component of the technical skill assessments? (2) How efficiently was their overall composite attainment calculated? And (3) How well did this attainment predict student productivity on the job as determined by the employer's customer satisfaction? A sample of 118 student attainment scores on the written and performance components showed positive correlation. Further, this attainment was positively correlated with employers' customer satisfaction ratings. The panel of 16 national experts who participated in this study concluded that the Nedelsky (1974) method used to set the cut score needed to be re-evaluated. They also recommended that the scheme of calculation for determining one composite achievement level from the two test components should be modified. (Contains 16 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Postsecondary Education; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001