ERIC Number: ED166422
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Sep
Reference Count: 0
An Evaluation Study of the District of Columbia Experience Based Career Education Program. Final Report.
Creative Research Associates, Inc., Silver Spring, MD.
A third-party evaluation of the District of Columbia Experience Based Career Education Program (D.C. EBCE) was conducted in 1978. The program involved tenth- and eleventh-grade students in an individualized program of study that included academic instruction and career development opportunities. Using the Context, Input, Process, and Product (CIPP) design, the evaluation determined the program's success in meeting its goals, which included gaining support of administration and parents; implementation, in terms of management, staff, and effectiveness of the resource site; academic quality; career development; and sex equity. Evaluation instruments included the Everyday Skills Test (reading and mathematics), the Career Maturity Inventory, and the Tennessee Self Concept Scale. These were administered on a pretest-posttest basis along with a writing skill test. Interviews and questionnaires were administered to advisory council members, staff, administrators, parents, and students. Additional information was obtained from records, documents, and observations. The conclusions drawn from these findings were as follow: (1) D.C. EBCE is reaching its goals and is supported by school administration, the community, and parents; (2) more development of resource sites is recommended for future years; (3) the D.C. EBCE's academic program is sound; (4) much progress has occurred in the area of career development; and (5) the Far West Laboratory model adapts well in the Washington, D.C., environment. (Data tables and sample questionnaires are included.) (CT)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: District of Columbia Public Schools, Washington, DC. Dept. of Career Development.; Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Creative Research Associates, Inc., Silver Spring, MD.
Identifiers: District of Columbia; Experience Based Career Education; Far West Laboratory for Educational R and D CA