ERIC Number: ED228413
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
Improving State Evaluation of Programs and Services for Special Populations in Vocational Education.
Stevenson, Bill W.; And Others
This report covers the second year of work by the National Center for Research in Vocational Education in assisting states to increase their ability to evaluate programs and services for special populations. The report also provides information on changes that have occurred in the total evaluation system of the participating states since the start of the project. The project procedure was to determine the extent to which a state was able to provide the necessary information to determine program effectiveness in serving individuals within these special groups identified by the Education Amendments of 1976: disadvantaged persons, handicapped persons, women, minorities, and persons with limited English proficiency. This set of information relates to the accessibility of programs, participation of special population individuals, the additional services provided, and the outcomes achieved. Following this analysis, each state was assisted to develop a plan for correcting the identified weakness and to specify the aid that the National Center team could provide. The publication gives a report on this process and the resultant improvements made in the states. The states aided were Alabama, Colorado, Maine, California, and Connecticut. (KC)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Accessibility (for Disabled), Disabilities, Disadvantaged, Evaluation Criteria, Evaluation Methods, Females, Limited English Speaking, Mainstreaming, Minority Groups, Normalization (Handicapped), Postsecondary Education, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Program Implementation, Program Improvement, Secondary Education, Special Education, State Programs, Statewide Planning, Vocational Education, Womens Education
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Occupational and Adult Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. National Center for Research in Vocational Education.
Identifiers: Alabama; California; Colorado; Connecticut; Maine; National Center for Research Vocational Education; Special Needs Groups