ERIC Number: ED072775
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Evaluation Model for Career Programs. Final Report.
Byerly, Richard L.; And Others
A study was conducted to provide and test an evaluative model that could be utilized in providing curricular evaluation of the various career programs. Two career fields, dental assistant and auto mechanic, were chosen for study. A questionnaire based upon the actual job performance was completed by six groups connected with the auto mechanics and dental assistant programs at the Des Moines Area Community College--students, ex-students, advisory board, employers, potential employers, and instructors. The questionnaires were divided into sets of items based on job performance objectives, and means were determined for each group on each set of items. The means were tested with an analysis of variance procedure. Where significant differences were found, paired "t" tests were used to determine which groups were responding differently. The analysis showed significant differences for: auto mechanics--fuel system, starting system, electrical, suspension and alignment, engine, and power train; dental assistant--x-ray procedures, office procedures, and chairside procedures. The differences found indicated the areas for curricular revisions and objective-by-objective analysis. (Author/KM)
Descriptors: Analysis of Variance, Community Colleges, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Evaluation, Item Analysis, Models, Performance Criteria, Postsecondary Education, Program Evaluation, Questionnaires, Research Reports, Surveys, Tables (Data), Training Objectives, Vocational Education, Vocational Followup
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Center for Educational Research and Development (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC. Regional Research Program.
Authoring Institution: Des Moines Area Community Coll., Ankeny, IA.