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ERIC Number: ED086875
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Aug
Pages: 45
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Reference Count: 0
Status of Former High School Students: Procedure for Local Assessment. Report of the First Pilot Test.
Copa, George; Irvin, Donald
The report presents the results of a pilot test of a procedure for conducting a school-directed assessment of former high school students to obtain information about their educational and employment activities. Criteria for the assessment procedure were: provide information useful in assisting local school personnel in planning and evaluation; be directed, conducted, and financed by the local school; include all school leavers; provide information about educational and employment activities of former students; produce a high response rate; keep cost reasonable; provide information simplifying future assessment of the same students; and provide consistent information across schools. At school leaving, students were asked for name, address, parents' address and phone, special needs, and their educational program during high school. At the time of assessment they were asked for an employment and educational activities history since leaving high school and a description of their present educational and employment status. Mailed questionnaires yielded three types of responses: non-respondent, incomplete, and complete. The procedure was evaluated by conducting a pilot test in six Minnesota school districts. In general, the assessment procedure was found to have met each of the criteria. Suggestions for revising the procedure and its administration are proposed in conclusion. (AG)
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Authoring Institution: Minnesota Research Coordinating Unit for Vocational Education, Minneapolis.