ERIC Number: ED185399
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
Jackson County ESD (CE)2 Program, 1978-1979. Final Evaluation Report (Third Year).
Owen, Thomas R.
The main purpose of a 1978-79 evaluation of the Jackson County E.S.D. (Educational Service District) Community Experiences in Career Education--(CE)2--program was to investigate the student turnover rate which for two years had exceeded fifty percent. The program provided experience-based career exploration opportunities for high school juniors and seniors who were instructed in job survival skills and placed with employers in the community. Data collected on students included Wide Range Achievement Tests (WRAT), Adult Performance Level (APL) functional literacy tests, written statements on the reasons for entering, dates of entry and exit, attendance, productivity, and program evaluation questionnaire. Results suggested grouping students by manner of separation from (CE)2--dropping out, expulsion, graduation or return to school, leaving for work, unrelated reasons, and end of the school year. (CE)2 students were generally below average as measured by the WRAT and APL survey. Those who ultimately graduated and those who returned to school were the most able, while those who left (CE)2 for work were the least. Those who dropped out resembled the top groups in achievement, indicating possible attitudinal differences. Changing requirements to make the program seem less like school to dropouts seemed to be indicated. (YLB)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Career Education, Career Exploration, Dropouts, Enrollment, Enrollment Influences, Enrollment Trends, Experiential Learning, Expulsion, Grade 11, Grade 12, Graduation, High School Students, High Schools, Job Placement, Participation, Program Evaluation, School Holding Power, Student Characteristics, Withdrawal (Education), Work Experience
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Jackson County Education Service District, Medford, OR.
Identifiers: Experience Based Career Education; Oregon