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Paper - The Standard for Minimal Academic Preparedness in Mathematics to Enter a Job Training Program


A paper presented at the 2012 annual meeting of the National Council on Measurement in Education, outlines the reading knowledge, skills, and abilities representing minimal academic preparedness for college and job training from the Judgmental Standard Setting (JSS) Studies.

This paper was prepared for presentation in the session, '"Setting Academic Preparedness Standards for Job Training Programs: Are We Prepared?" at the 2012 annual meeting of the National Council on Measurement in Education. In the context of the Judgmental Standard Setting (JSS) studies, this paper describes results from the process of developing borderline preparedness descriptions in reading for college course placement and for each of five job training programs, including the specific knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs) identified for each area. The descriptions were developed relative to the content of the 12th grade NAEP Reading assessment. The goal was to reach agreement across panelists from different college and job training programs on the minimal level of knowledge, skills, and abilities required for students to be eligible to enter the course or program.

Judgmental Standard Setting: JOB TRAINING | COLLEGE | READING