ERIC Number: ED230710
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Evaluation of the North Carolina Multi-Purpose Occupational Information System.
Jurado, Eugene A.; Wolff, Warren W.
A study assessed North Carolina's Multi-Purpose Occupational Information System (MPOIS). Evaluated during the study were various dimensions of the MPOIS, including its content, efficiency, operations, training, and outcomes. In addition, the development of the system was examined in terms of how it addresses both the technical and non-technical requirements for the system. In order to evaluate the effectiveness of MPOIS user services, researchers conducted semi-structured interviews with representatives of various North Carolina state agencies. Based on the information obtained during the interviews, the following recommendations were made pertaining to improving the general design and user services of the MPOIS: (1) planners should apply the results of student followup studies to improve MPOIS supply estimates and allocation procedures; (2) the issue of access to the occupational employment survey/occupation matrix and the occupational employment survey data should be resolved; (3) the MPOIS should be configured as a system that can produce regular publications and special reports in addition to its standard outputs; (4) MPOIS planners should resolve reference period problems to appropriately differentiate between latest year data and annualized estimates; and (5) the system's technical advisory committee should be revitalized. (MN)
Descriptors: Career Education, Databases, Delivery Systems, Information Dissemination, Information Needs, Information Systems, Needs Assessment, Occupational Information, Postsecondary Education, Program Content, Program Development, Program Effectiveness, Program Implementation, Secondary Education, State Programs, User Satisfaction (Information)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: North Carolina State Occupational Information Coordinating Committee, Raleigh.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: North Carolina
Note: Prepared by the Western Occupational Research Corporation through a technical assistance contract administered by the National Governors' Association.