ERIC Number: ED255274
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Assessment of Effectiveness of Developmental Programs in Postsecondary Occupational Education: Phase II.
Fadale, LaVerna M.; And Others
Results from the second phase of a project to investigate strategies and outcomes associated with the assessment and evaluation of developmental/remedial/basic skills programs in New York State are presented in this report. Part I introduces the Assessment of Effectiveness of Developmental Programs in Postsecondary Education project, and the major goals and concerns addressed in its two phases. Part II describes the three major activities of Phase II of the project: (1) a follow-up of all two-year colleges responding to the Phase I statewide survey to collect data on questions and issues that emerged during previous research cycles; (2) contact with 19 college sites in order to update and discuss local programs, to identify evaluation procedures used, and to determine data outcomes from these evaluations; and (3) the creation of a Task Force from personnel at the research sites to address, reach consensus, and make recommendations concerning major issues identified. After part III offers a summary and discussion of follow-up survey responses from 32 colleges, part IV analyzes the effectiveness of the developmental programs, based on self-ratings from developmental program staff; categories the program evaluation efforts of the study site colleges; summarizes selected local findings by major evaluation criteria; and provides an overview of the success level of developmental programs in the two-year colleges. Part V provides a concluding summary and a discussion of implications. The survey instrument and selected respondent comments are appended. (HB)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: New York State Education Dept., Albany. Bureau of Grants Administration.
Authoring Institution: State Univ. of New York, Albany. Two Year Coll. Development Center.
Identifiers: New York
Note: For related documents, see JC 850 142-144.