ERIC Number: ED183892
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Sep
Reference Count: 0
The Bowling Green, Kentucky, K-12 Career Education Incremental Improvement Project. Evaluation Report.
Omvig, Clayton P.
The evaluation of the Bowling Green, Kentucky, K-12 Career Education Incremental Improvement Project consisted of five components: professional staff survey (PSS), student career maturity, career education program assessment, record of student career development, and academic achievement. PSS findings indicated that the seventy principals, counselors, and teachers surveyed generally (1) had positive attitudes toward the importance of career education activities, their involvement, and career of career education activities, their involvement, and career education in general and (2) rated their programs as effective. The Career Maturity Inventory (CMI) was administered to control and career education groups of students in grades 7, 9, and 11. The career education group displayed higher levels of career maturity, particularly at grades 7 and 9. Career education group scores also exceeded CMI norms. Findings of the Program Assessment indicated that grade 12 students felt the need for more career-related experiences and activities, especially in the area of school-to-work transition. The Academic Achievement and Record of Student Career Development components used existing student records. Achievement test scores below the norm at the start of the program improved and were at or above the norms in later grades. Students' tentative career choices over a period of eight years showed less variation. (Some evaluation instruments are appended.) (YLB)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Administrator Attitudes, Attitude Measures, Career Choice, Career Development, Career Education, Counselor Attitudes, Counselor Role, Grade 11, Grade 7, Grade 9, Improvement Programs, Principals, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Student Attitudes, Student Evaluation, Surveys, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Participation, Vocational Maturity
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Career Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Kentucky Univ., Lexington. Coll. of Education.
Identifiers: Education Amendments 1974; Kentucky (Bowling Green)
Note: For related documents see ED 163 226 and ED 167 775. Small print in figures will not reproduce well.