ERIC Number: ED220633
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Assessing the Impact of Vocational Education Research and Development on Vocational Education Programs (Project IMPACT). Final Report/Phase IV.
Evans, Rupert N.; And Others
A four-phased project developed an impact assessment system for vocational education research and development personnel to indicate whether the resources spent for funded projects improved the programs identified by the research and development system. During Phase I, procedures were identified and developed for complying with the impact requirement of Public Law 94-482. A major activity focused on analyzing two programs of related research and development projects using a case study approach. These case study efforts were continued during Phase II. Other activities included two other case studies, a field study, and development of a model for an impact assessment system. Phase III activities reviewed, further conceptualized and refined the system proposed in Phase II. The impact assessment system was refined and completed for subsequent operation in Phase IV. Recommendations were made based on the refined impact assessment system, including system implementation and changes in statements of impact. Following an 11-page narrative, a paper, "A Review and Analysis of Fiscal Year 1982 Continuation Proposals' Statements of Impact," is appended. It describes a study to determine whether changes in guidelines for submitting proposals were effective in helping proposal writers improve statements of impact. (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Illinois State Board of Education, Springfield. Dept. of Adult, Vocational and Technical Education.
Authoring Institution: Illinois Univ., Urbana. Dept. of Vocational and Technical Education.
Identifiers: Illinois; Impact; Impact Evaluation Model
Note: For related documents see ED 203 119 and CE 033 605.