ERIC Number: ED164796
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Aug-15
Reference Count: 0
Third-Party Evaluation Report for the Project Entitled Local Evaluation and External Validation Component for the State Vocational System.
Agee, Patsy; And Others
A third-party evaluation was conducted as part of a Georgia State University project to provide the Georgia State Office of Vocational Education with the preliminary materials and procedures necessary to further test a state coordinated evaluation system of secondary and postsecondary vocational education programs. Following an orientation meeting with project staff, the third-party evaluation team visited the University three times: first, to review the documents developed and procedures proposed for field testing the system; second, to interview individuals involved in the field testing; and third, to review the revised copies of the field-tested documents, and to assess the overall accomplishments of the project. The team concluded that the project was successful in meeting its ten specific objectives: standards were developed for secondary and postsecondary vocational education programs and institutions; procedural guides for on-site visitations were developed; self-study guides were developed for use by institutions offering vocational education programs; on-site visits were made to two secondary and two postsecondary schools for the purpose of validating project procedures, instruments, guides, and other materials; based upon the on-site visits, the procedures, instruments, guides, and other materials were revised and refined to incorporate indicated changes; and eight documents (four procedural manuals and four assessment guides) were published. (The appendixes contain suggestions for consideration by the division of vocational education, the third-party evaluation proposal, and copies of two interim reports by the third-party evaluators.) (ELG)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Georgia State Dept. of Education, Atlanta.
Authoring Institution: Georgia State Univ., Atlanta. Office of Vocational Education.
Note: Not available in hard copy due to faint print in the original document