ERIC Number: ED395186
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Automated Student and Adult Learner Follow-up System. Final Report for Program Year 1993-94.
Texas State Occupational Information Coordinating Committee, Austin.
The Texas Automated Student and Adult Learner Follow-Up System was developed as part of a larger effort to improve and coordinate the delivery of education and training of a skilled work force. The primary task of the Follow-Up System in Program Year 1993-94 was to obtain outcome information on the former students and participants of the work force development programs. The process for obtaining outcomes data consisted of three phases: seed record extraction, record matching, and an employer survey. Results for public education were in the form of a prototype report card for six pilot districts selected from volunteers. These report cards indicated employemnt outcomes and continued pursuit of education. Labor market results were fairly consistent across the pilots. A pilot study for the Job Training Partnership Act system obtained follow-up data through the automated record linkage technique and compared results to those obtained through the traditional telephone survey techniques by Texas A&M University. The comparison revealed nearly identical results. For the third consecutive year, automated follow-up documented successful outcomes for 85 percent or more of the community and technical college cohorts studied. Recommendations for the future were to expand the breadth and depth of coverage and degree of automation. (Appendixes include the following: record linkage technique; file layouts; sample data sharing agreement; guides for using follow-up data; 16 endnotes; and a glossary.) (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, Austin.
Authoring Institution: Texas State Occupational Information Coordinating Committee, Austin.
Note: For the 1994-95 report, see ED 391 041.