ERIC Number: ED221683
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
Georgia Vocational Evaluation System. On Site Component. Second Annual Report.
Skutack, Dan E.; And Others
During fiscal year 1981, 56 secondary and 10 postsecondary institutions were evaluated on-site in Georgia. Data were gathered and a composite picture of the secondary and postsecondary institutions was presented based on vocational standards and criteria from the state's assessment guides. Some general conclusions compiled by the evaluation reports include the following: (1) program improvement could be enhanced through strict adherence to criteria for each standard as presented in the assessment guides; (2) although written statements of philosophy and purpose were found in almost all institutions, 30 percent did not review their statements annually; (3) personnel evaluation instruments need upgrading; (4) few long-range plans were in existence; (5) considerable improvement has been noticed in the development of sequentially constructed courses; (6) performance evaluation is lacking; (7) vocational education courses lack safety standards; (8) minimum grade levels for reading and computational skills need to be established; (9) an increase in cooperative education programs is needed; (10) inadequate guidelines for admissions are apparent; (11) coordination between special needs personnel and vocational instructors continues to need improvement, despite strides having been made; (12) more use needs to be made of advisory councils; (13) guidance and counseling techniques need to be updated; (14) physical facilities need to be upgraded; and (15) a continuing emphasis on job placement and student follow-up is imperative. (The bulk of this document consists of composite data gathered from the on-site evaluations, by standard, for secondary and postsecondary schools.) (KC)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Georgia State Dept. of Education, Atlanta. Office of Vocational Education.