ERIC Number: ED201843
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Refinement of Instruments and Processes Used in Evaluating the Effectiveness of Prevocational Exploration Programs in West Virginia. Final Report.
A West Virginia Project revised instruments and processes and developed procedural guidelines for evaluating prevocational exploration programs. Evaluation processes were initiated during the 1978-79 school year, when Berkeley, Fayette, and Ritchie counties entered their third year of this program for ninth and tenth grade students. Instruments were prepared to measure the amount of information students had about themselves, occupations, and career decision making. Pre- and post-test data were collected during the 1976-77 and 1977-78 school years. An instrument was also developed to monitor processes used by instructional personnel to deliver prevocational exploration. It was administered during 1976-77. Longitudinal followup studies begun during 1978-79 placed primary emphasis on choices made by 1976 programs. (The narrative portion contains extensive data tables. Appendixes, amounting to approximately one-half of the report, include the questionnaires, Descriptive and Procedural Guidelines for Evaluating Prevocational Exploration Programs in West Virginia, and followup instruments.) (YLB)
Descriptors: Career Choice, Career Education, Career Exploration, Decision Making, Evaluation Methods, Followup Studies, Grade 10, Grade 9, Guidelines, Junior High Schools, Material Development, Measurement Techniques, Pretests Posttests, Prevocational Education, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Questionnaires, Secondary Education, Student Evaluation
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Marshall Univ., Huntington, WV. Dept. of Occupational, Adult, and Safety Education.
Identifiers: West Virginia
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