Work Zone and Flagging Training Utilizes Clicker Technology

Vermont Local Roads kicked off its 2011 workshops last weeks with work zone and flagging training classes in Bennington and Rutland. The Vermont Work Zone Council requires any person performing traffic control operations to attend a four-hour class taught by a certified instructor and receive 80 percent or higher on a flagging certification test. Flaggers must renew their registration every two years. Local Roads’ Circuit Rider Steve Jerome issued flagging registration cards to 65 attendees at workshops over the two days.

Interactive clickers, from Turning Technologies, are being used to administer flagging registration tests by Vermont Local Roads this year.

Clicker technology is being used to administer the tests for the first time by Vermont Local Roads. The ease of the technology is designed to reduce the time spent correcting tests. During the test, all questions are displayed on a projection screen with multiple choice answers. Test-takers key in their answer with the corresponding key on their clickers. After everyone has responded and is comfortable with their answers, the test administrator moves onto the next question. At the conclusion of testing, a grade report can be generated within seconds.

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The Vermont Local Roads Program at Saint Michael’s College is part of the Local Technical Assistance Program (LTAP), a nationwide effort financed jointly by the Federal Highway Administration and individual State Departments of Transportation. Its purpose is to provide road and bridge know-how to municipal people involved with highways. There are LTAP Centers in 50 states and Puerto Rico and six Native American locations. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations presented on this page are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of FHWA, VAOT or Saint Michael’s College. All references to proprietary items in this publication are not endorsements of any company or products. Sponsored by the Vermont Agency of Transportation, the Vermont Local Roads Program provides information, training and technical assistance to cities, towns and villages in Vermont. This is done by newsletters, seminars and workshops, distribution of publications and by response to requests.
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