ERIC Number: ED199437
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Florida Public Occupational Education Admission Standards and Practices Study.
Tesolowski, Dennis G.; Wichowski, Chester P.
A two-phase study was conducted in order (1) to develop a profile of admission standards and practices which were being used by forty public occupational education programs in Florida; and (2) to enhance the state-of-the-art encompassing admission procedures by identifying the degree of equity associated with 19 admission standards as perceived by 173 randomly selected persons who had a relationship with occupational education or advocacy groups. The research design incorporated analysis of variance (ANOVA) on repeated measures and a rank ordering procedure to determine if there was a difference in the degree of equity associated with the 19 items and to ascertain which admission practices were the most and least equitable. A one-way multivariate analysis of variance (MANOVA) procedure was applied to compare groups' degree of equity ratings. Results in phase 1 of the study identified eleven admission standards or practices which were being used to admit students to public occupational education programs. Phase 2 of the investigation identified four admission practices which were consistently rated as having the greatest degree of equity and four with the least degree of equity. Recommendations were made that would assure that admission procedures would be in accordance with U.S. Office of Civil Rights Final Guidelines. (KC)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Admission Criteria, Admission (School), Affirmative Action, Analysis of Variance, Community Colleges, Competitive Selection, Educational Opportunities, Employment Programs, Equal Education, Federal Programs, Justice, Nondiscriminatory Education, Open Enrollment, Postsecondary Education, Selective Admission, Sex Fairness, Technical Education, Two Year Colleges, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Florida State Advisory Council on Vocational and Technical Education, Tallahassee.; Florida State Dept. of Labor and Employment Security, Tallahassee.; Florida State Dept. of Education, Tallahassee.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting (Los Angeles, CA, April 13-17, 1981).