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NCJ Number: 134415 Find in a Library
Title: Situational Assessment: A Valuable Tool for Correctional Educators
Journal: Journal of Correctional Education  Volume:42  Issue:4  Dated:(December 1991)  Pages:188-194
Author(s): J S Platt; W D Wienke; A F Kerns; R Briscoe
Date Published: 1991
Page Count: 7
Type: Survey
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: There are two basic approaches to situational assessment -- the Job Analysis approach and the Behavior Analysis approach -- which could be valuable to correctional educators. The job analysis approach is based on a description of what an employee is required to do, while the behavior analysis enables an evaluator to determine how well the individual functions within a defined setting.
Abstract: A situational assessment is conducted by obtaining a comprehensive description of the job or task responsibilities and selecting a worker who is performing at a competitive level on the job to be assessed. A criterion based assessment system allows the evaluator to determine the level of performance at which a worker must function in order to be successful in the employment setting. The Criteria for Acceptable Performance (CAP) procedure can help evaluators to determine needed criteria for acceptance performance on academic tasks. The evaluator can use information obtained in the job analysis together with the CAP to ascertain both site specificity and how a worker would perform essential job tasks standard to the identified job title. An example is developed to demonstrate the recommended combination of job analysis and behavior analysis approaches incorporating the CAP. 2 tables, 2 figures, and 13 references
Main Term(s): Corrections education; Situational theory
Index Term(s): Behavior patterns; Evaluation criteria; Job analysis
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