ERIC Number: ED080879
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Jun-26
Reference Count: 0
Pilot Test of Career Education Instructional Units. Final Report.
Bliss, Sam W.; Foster, Scott
The primary objectives of the study were to determine the effectiveness of sixteen selected career education instructional units in five school districts in Coconino County, Ariz., to determine their implementation costs, and to provide for them cost/effectiveness analysis while they are still in the pilot stage. Each unit encompassed goals, performance objectives, learning activities, materials, and evaluation. A formula for measuring efficiency level of proficiency gain through pretesting and posttesting was worked out. Cost data for each unit in each class was broken down to include personnel, trips, and materials. Unit implementation costs varied widely. Cost per unit of proficiency gain was then calculated to measure effectiveness. The use of mean proficiency levels obscures individual differences and an analysis of each student's proficiency level for each unit provides more meaningful information. Teacher evaluation of the units indicates some dissatisfaction with availability of materials, the tests, and the goal and objective components in relation to activities. Eight recommendations for refinement of the units are made. Appendixes include data collection forms. (MS)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Coconino County Career Education Program, Flagstaff, AZ.
Authoring Institution: Northern Arizona Univ., Flagstaff. Educational Resources Management Center.