ERIC Number: ED333239
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Jun-30
Reference Count: 0
Recommended Evaluation Criteria for Vocational and Technical Education in Indiana.
Phi Delta Kappa, Bloomington, IN.
Interest in evaluating vocational and technical education has increased with changes in the federally legislated evaluation requirements and the national interest in economic development. Recommendations have stressed mastery of basic academic skills and preparation for multiple jobs during the working years. Indiana's three-level system for delivering vocational education is comprehensive and facilitates program planning, delivery, and coordination. The coordinating body is the Indiana Commission on Vocational and Technical Education. The state-level administering agencies are the Commission on Higher Education, Department of Employment and Training Services, and Department of Education. Programs are conducted by 302 school corporations, 49 area vocational districts, 7 public postsecondary institutions, independent colleges and universities, private proprietary schools, community-based organizations, and other agencies. A study sponsored by the commission developed evaluation criteria, described the current evaluation system, and examined practices used to evaluate education in other states. The central focus of the recommended criteria is on program effectiveness. Process criteria can be used when assessing the extent to which effectiveness criteria have been attained. The goal has been to find the balance between minimal reporting for the agency and the information required to evaluate the programs. (Twenty-five references and an appendix--effectiveness and process criteria for evaluating Indiana Vocational and Technical Education--are included.) (NLA)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Indiana State Commission on Vocational and Technical Education, Indianapolis.
Authoring Institution: Phi Delta Kappa, Bloomington, IN.
Note: For a related document, see CE 058 343.