ERIC Number: ED229186
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Jan-20
Reference Count: 0
High School Equivalency Program--Washington State University. 1981-82 Annual Report.
Babayan, Anita, Comp.
Two kinds of evaluation measures assessed the effectiveness of the 1981-82 Washington State University High School Equivalency Program (WSU-HEP). Discrepancy evaluation measures outlined in the WSU program proposal were employed by the staff in documenting the degree to which the program met its stated goals which were clustered around four program components--recruitment, instruction, counseling, and placement. An external evaluator surveyed students (who were either seasonal or migrant farm workers) and teachers regarding their satisfaction with the program's effectiveness in six areas: instruction, recruitment, placement, counseling, residence living, and administration. Open-ended responses were also collected from students and staff to assess the program's effectiveness in three other critical areas: the communication/human relations functions, the collaborative decision-making processes, and the ability to make program adjustments in response to student and staff needs. The evaluations indicated a high degree of satisfaction with all the components. This report documents the program's effectiveness in meeting its stated objectives, provides the external evaluation of the program's overall effectiveness, and provides the recommendations based on the data received from the evaluations for program improvement. Appended are copies of the evaluation instruments used, the evaluative comments and recommendations of the HEP students, the memorandum summarizing the external evaluator's evaluation, and the student profile information data. (NQA)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, American Indians, Annual Reports, High School Equivalency Programs, Hispanic Americans, Migrant Youth, Participant Satisfaction, Program Administration, Program Effectiveness, Program Improvement, Questionnaires, Secondary Education, Student Attitudes, Student Characteristics, Student Placement, Student Recruitment, White Students
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Washington State University
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