ERIC Number: ED351504
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Sep-16
Reference Count: N/A
Survey and Compilation of Local Application Plan's Assessed Needs. Vocational Education Research.
Owens, James R.
A project in Louisiana surveyed local vocational education programs and local application plans and compared them to assessed needs, skill levels, and quality program standards. The project was implemented through nine strategies, which included project staff development, assessment of local plans, needs assessment, development of an assessment implementation instrument, and compilation of data received through statewide dissemination of assessment instruments to local projects. The study found that vocational educators in Louisiana took the responsibility of assessing their programs seriously. The data revealed the following: an 86 percent degree of implementation regarding utilization of statewide competency-based curriculum guides, an 88 percent degree of implementation of course scope and sequences, an 83 percent degree of implementation of workplace competence standards, and incorporation of program improvement recommendations into inservice activities during summer programs in the state. (The project report is intended to serve as a model of how to conduct implementation assessment research.) Appendixes, which make up most of the document, include project memoranda and documentation, the assessment implementation survey forms for various institutions with results, and correspondence from the Louisiana Vocational Association regarding planning and implementation of the program. (KC)
Descriptors: Competence, Competency Based Education, Objectives, Postsecondary Education, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Program Implementation, Program Improvement, Research Utilization, Secondary Education, State Curriculum Guides, State Standards, Statewide Planning, Units of Study, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Louisiana State Dept. of Education, Baton Rouge. Div. of Vocational Education.
Authoring Institution: Southeastern Louisiana Univ., Hammond.