ERIC Number: ED194702
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
Program Evaluation Model for Local Education Agencies. Final Report.
Elias, John E.; Dyrenfurth, Michael J.
A project was conducted to develop a model for evaluating local vocational education programs in Missouri. Concerns of the project were formation of evaluation criteria, development of standard statements and indicators to operationalize the system, and securement of expert consensus on the criteria and standards. A Project Advisory Committee conducted a literature search to find evaluative criteria and standards. These were reviewed and adapted for use in Missouri. A Delphi technique was utilized in three rounds of mailed questionnaires to obtain the perceived importance of the standards and categories by a group of 33 vocational educators. Project staff identified five operational components characterizing successful vocational programs (needs assessment, input, process, output, and product). Literature review findings and advisory committee input resulted in the identification of 11 major categories of evaluative criteria. Delphi respondent input led to the incorporation of 82 standards into the model. While project participants found the evaluation system sound and realistic, they identified the need for standardized terminology, enforcement capabilities, and modification of accounting and reporting systems. Recommendations call for pilot testing and staff training. Appendixes constituting 90 percent of the report contain project procedures, a bibliography, glossary, and participant response summaries. (MN)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Missouri State Dept. of Education, Jefferson City. Div. of Career and Adult Education.
Authoring Institution: Missouri Univ., Columbia. Dept. of Practical Arts and Vocational-Technical Education.