ERIC Number: ED336607
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Sep-1
Reference Count: N/A
Report and Analysis of the Pilot Test of the Career Orientation Planning Profile (COPP).
Geistfeld, Loren V.
An analysis was made of individual perceptions, implementation issues, costs, and benefits associated with the eight-state pilot of the Career Orientation Planning Profile (COPP) conducted in May-June 1991. Twenty-seven schools from eight states participated in the pilot project, administered to 1,247 students from grades 6 through 12. Respondents to the evaluation questionnaire included 27 teachers, 18 guidance counselors, 15 principals, 6 state department staff, and 11 trainers. Most respondents felt that COPP helps students learn more about themselves, increases their sensitivity to experiences, improves communication with teachers/counselors, and facilitates career planning. Most felt that COPP should be part of career education/guidance programs, and they would encourage others to use it. Suggested modifications included the following: (1) restructuring the training process to motivate the use of COPP and make better use of audiovisual materials; (2) revising the instruments to make them easier to use and more relevant to students; and (3) stressing the benefits of COPP when introducing the program. (Three appendices, which make up over half of this document, are included: (1) schools and states providing input for the evaluation--Arizona, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri, New Hampshire, Oklahoma, South Carolina, and Virginia; (2) the questionnaire with numbers of responses; and (3) selected comments on subjective question related to COPP materials and process changes.) (NLA)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Career, Education, and Training Associates, Inc., Columbus, OH.
Identifiers: Arizona; Kentucky; Mississippi; Missouri; New Hampshire; Oklahoma; South Carolina; Virginia