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Andriani, Dinda; Ningsih, Ayu Widya; Shara, Afifa May; Kisno – International Journal of Curriculum and Instruction, 2022
Minimum Competence Assessment resembling PISA and Characters Survey replace National Examination in 2021. However, the Indonesian students' score in PISA is still left behind the international average scores. This study aims to find out the extent of the relationship between science informative text and science fiction text skills in secondary…
Descriptors: Reading Materials, Nonfiction, Science Fiction, High School Students
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Berven, Brandi C.; Franck, Karen L.; Hastings, Shirley W. – Journal of Extension, 2020
This article describes Tennessee Extension's creation and implementation of a competency assessment and development program for new Extension agents. The program is based on results of a Delphi study that identified critical soft skill competencies new Extension agents need to be successful in building partnerships and delivering Extension…
Descriptors: Extension Agents, Job Skills, Professional Development, Minimum Competencies
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Knowlden, Adam P.; Cottrell, Randall R.; Henderson, James; Allison, Kathleen; Auld, M. Elaine; Kusorgbor-Narh, Cynthia S.; Lysoby, Linda; McKenzie, James F. – Health Education & Behavior, 2020
Introduction: The Health Education Specialist Practice Analysis II 2020 (HESPA II 2020) described the contemporary practice of health education specialists across work settings at entry and advanced levels. The purpose of the HESPA II 2020 manuscript was to report the research process and resulting data associated with the HESPA II 2020 and to…
Descriptors: Health Education, Specialists, Knowledge Level, Health Promotion
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Cahyono, Sulistio Mukti; Kartawagiran, Badrun; Mahmudah, Fitri Nur – European Journal of Educational Research, 2021
Teachers who can adapt and be ready for all changes will also be able to provide a balance to increase the competence of vocational high school students. This is also not denied when teachers become assessors in student competency tests. The objectives of this study were to produce an instrument for the readiness of teachers as assessors; to…
Descriptors: Readiness, Vocational Education Teachers, Vocational High Schools, High School Students
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Dewanti, Sintha Sih; Kartowagiran, Badrun; Jailani; Retnawati, Heri – Problems of Education in the 21st Century, 2020
Mathematics is one of the fields that has important role in the 21st-century thinking because mathematics involves the process of logical and systematic thinking to solve problems. This makes mathematical competencies need to be developed through learning and integrated into knowledge, skills, and attitudes. When learning has facilitated the…
Descriptors: Mathematics Skills, Assessment Literacy, 21st Century Skills, Foreign Countries
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Nichols, Linda M. – Contemporary Issues in Education Research, 2018
This study evolved from a previous study that examined the perceptions of the importance of specific traits to success in the accounting profession by both accounting professionals in the United States and internationally. That study found that the international subjects valued some soft skills, such as creativity, as being more important to…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Accounting, Student Attitudes, Success
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Zeidan, Quira; Loertscher, Jennifer; Wolfson, Adele J.; Tansey, John T.; Offerdahl, Erika G.; Kennelly, Peter J.; Dries, Daniel R.; Moore, Victoria Del Gaizo; Dean, Diane M.; Carastro, L. Michael; Villafañe, Sachel M.; Tyler, Ludmila – CBE - Life Sciences Education, 2021
With support from the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB), a community of biochemistry and molecular biology (BMB) scientist-educators has developed and administered an assessment instrument designed to evaluate student competence across four core concept and skill areas fundamental to BMB. The four areas encompass…
Descriptors: Test Construction, Test Validity, Scoring, Minimum Competency Testing
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Copp, Derek – Canadian Journal of Educational Administration and Policy, 2019
One of the major functions of large-scale assessment is educational accountability. The expectation for the improvement of instruction based on test results is called "professional accountability" and it is built into provincial assessment policies across Canada. This study asked teachers to self-report on instructional changes they have…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Accountability, State Policy, Educational Policy
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Belzer, Alisa – Adult Learning, 2017
The Program for International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC) results, released in 2013, have spurred researchers to engage in rich analyses. In addition to making it possible to compare skill levels among the 23 participating nations, the PIAAC data have enabled researchers to analyze relationships among cognitive literacy, numeracy, and…
Descriptors: Reflection, Numeracy, International Assessment, Adult Learning
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McNamara, Jennifer; Bent, Margaret; Grace, Paul – Journal of Applied Testing Technology, 2019
Certification is often viewed to promote lifelong professional development. Industry accreditation agencies include standards for the Maintenance of Certification (MOC) that emphasize the measurement or promotion of continued competency throughout an individual's professional career. In 2013, NBCOT partnered with BreakAway Games to create the…
Descriptors: Computer Simulation, Game Based Learning, Certification, Mandatory Continuing Education
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Muniroglu, S.; Subak, E. – Journal of Education and Training Studies, 2018
The football referees perform many actions as jogging, running, sprinting, side steps and backward steps during a football match. Further, the football referees change match activities every 5-6 seconds. Many tests are being conducted to determine the physical levels and competences of football referees like 50 m running, 200 m running, 12 minutes…
Descriptors: Judges, Physical Education, Team Sports, Athletics
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Matthews, Sarah D.; Proctor, Michael D. – Educational Technology & Society, 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic hit the United States in 2020 resulting in a public health caseload surge precipitating deployment of military and federal medical units, states issuing emergency orders to engage retired medical professionals, and novice or inadequately trained healthcare workers thrust into service to meet the pressing need. The novelty and…
Descriptors: Public Health, Health Personnel, Volunteers, Training Methods
Neupane, Ramesh – ProQuest LLC, 2019
The research purpose was to investigate the differences between learning preferences (i.e., Active-Reflective, Sensing-Intuitive, Visual-Verbal, and Sequential-Global) determined by the Index of Learning Style and gender (i.e., Male and Female) in regards to standardized achievement multiple-choice test performance determined by the Illinois Nurse…
Descriptors: Nurses, Allied Health Personnel, Cognitive Style, Preferences
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Bergsmann, Evelyn; Klug, Julia; Burger, Christoph; Först, Nora; Spiel, Christiane – Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, 2018
There is a lively discussion on how to evaluate competence-based higher education in both evaluation and competence research. The instruments used are often limited to course evaluation or specific competences, taking a rather narrow perspective. Furthermore, the instruments often comprise predetermined competences that cannot be adapted to higher…
Descriptors: Questionnaires, Minimum Competency Testing, Screening Tests, Higher Education
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Seeber, Susan – Citizenship, Social and Economics Education, 2016
From a societal perspective, vocational education and training must enable young adults to meet the challenges of the labour market in a globalized world, reduce the mismatch of supply and demand of qualifications (e.g. youth unemployment leading to disadvantages for individuals, society and national economies) and improve social cohesion. From an…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Competence, Measurement, Job Skills
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