ERIC Number: ED393981
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Standards and Assessments. A Working Paper.
Michigan State Council on Vocational Education, Lansing.
This document proposes a direction and strategies for using a total quality management approach to develop and implement standards for evaluating vocational education students and assessing programs throughout Michigan. Discussed in part 1 are the following: the terms "standards,""assessments," and "certification"; the need for skill standards; standards, assessments, and certification needed for the school-to-work transition; and skills needed for high-performance workplaces. In part 2, the role of standards and assessments in an adaptive system is outlined along with strategies for implementing and building quality into a system of education for work. Part 3 is a plan for building an education-for-work system. Described in part 4 are selected standard and assessment initiatives and activities of possible significance to current developments/implementation plans. Concluding the document are six recommendations of the Michigan Council on Vocational Education regarding developing a certification and assessment system for public education in Michigan. Appendixes constituting 50% of the document contain the following: discussion of standards in the Job Training Partnership Act; chart summarizing assessment/evaluation activities planned for 1995-1998; and texts of Section 104A of Public Act 130 and Public Act 289 of 1995, which amends the 1976 act governing public instruction in Michigan. (MN)
Descriptors: Education Work Relationship, Educational Quality, Elementary Secondary Education, Employment Qualifications, National Standards, Program Evaluation, Program Improvement, State Legislation, State Standards, Statewide Planning, Student Certification, Student Evaluation, Systems Approach, Vocational Education
Michigan Center for Career and Technical Education, 230 Erickson Hall, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824.
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Michigan State Board of Education, Lansing.
Authoring Institution: Michigan State Council on Vocational Education, Lansing.
Identifiers: Goals 2000; Job Training Partnership Act 1982; Michigan