ERIC Number: ED343853
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Follow-Up Studies in Program Evaluation.
Murphy, Patricia D.
At North Dakota State University annual follow-up studies have been conducted on teacher education graduates of the secondary teacher preparation program since 1963. Each year, survey forms are sent to all teacher education graduates of the previous year and to the principals or superintendents of graduates who are teaching. The purpose of the follow-up studies is program evaluation, focusing on accountability and program improvement. Results of the surveys are considered in decision making about curriculum development. In addition to the annual graduate and administrator surveys, North Dakota State University has conducted or participated in other national and institutional follow-up activities. Although not all recommendations from the follow-up studies result in curriculum changes, some recommendations have initiated discussion and eventual change. Some of these changes have been in the areas of classroom management, evaluating student learning, and multicultural education. Faculty development has been provided, and data from follow-up studies have been used in program planning and revision. Examples of the survey forms sent to graduates and supervisors are included. (IAH)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: North Dakota State University
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (San Antonio, TX, February 25-28, 1992).