Comparisons Between NAEP and O*NET on Academic Preparedness for Job Training for Five Target Occupations
Comparisons Between NAEP and O*NET on Academic Preparedness for Job Training for Five Target Occupations: Final Report
HUMRRO, 2014, GRADE 8 & 12
This study identifies links between NAEP reading and math assessments and job training performance requirements, by comparing the knowledge, skills, and abilities required for NAEP to those needed for job training.
This report describes the results from a study that identified relevant linkages between the NAEP in reading and mathematics and training performance requirements for five selected occupations, and then compared the levels of knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs) required for the relevant NAEP reading and mathematics content to the levels of KSAs required for the relevant job training content. The KSAs included in the study come from the O*NET, or Occupational Information Network, the U.S. Department of Labor’s occupational information database. The O*NET contains standardized descriptions of 974 occupations, including the five occupations that are the focus of the Governing Board’s program of research on academic preparedness for job-training programs.
Content Alignment: O*NET | JOB TRAINING | READING | MATHEMATICS