ERIC Number: ED048487
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1970-Sep
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Testing of the Guidance Program. Project ABLE; Development and Evaluation of an Experimental Curriculum for the New Quincy (Mass.) Vocational-Technical School.
Ullery, J. William; O'Brien, Robert K.
The Project ABLE Guidance Program was designed to prepare junior high school students for making an appropriate and stable choice of a high school program. To determine the success of the program, an experimental and a control group were administered the Project ABLE Career Development Inventory prior to and after implementation of the guidance plan. The results of the testing program were inadequate, with many inconsistencies occurring in the data and on the student score sheets. Serious questions can be raised about proper administration of the pre- and posttest and use of the student kit materials, required reference, and multi-media support materials. Funds for the support of staff for the proper revision of the student kit materials have not been readily available. It is felt that further refinement of the materials and administrative procedures, better implementation, and a more exhaustive investigation of student performance will lead to more positive results. The Career Development Inventory and summary of test scores are appended. Related reports are available as ED 024 752 and ED 024 767. (Author/SB)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Quincy Public Schools, MA.