ERIC Number: ED097190
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Higher Education Evaluation. Analysis and Comparison of Evaluative Data. Research and Evaluation Report Series No. 20.
Monsen, Marie A.
The Bureau of Indian Affairs' (BIA) Higher Education Program was evaluated in order to provide valid information for decision making. Data gathered by a questionnaire administered to 2,736 students in a previous study was refined by applying the chi-square test of significant differences to certain student characteristics and variables. Each area office also conducted its own evaluation and five areas (Juneau, Minneapolis, Muskogee, Phoenix, and Navajo) participated in an audit of their self-evaluation. The four variables selected for analysis were age, college classification, blood quantum, and area office serving "your" tribe. No significant differences were shown for college classification and age. Area office and blood quantum showed significant differences. In relationship to less than full-bloods, full-blood Indian students were more likely to have less parental encouragement to attend college; go to universities with 25 or more Indians enrolled or attend a private college; work toward an AA instead of a baccalaureate; speak their tribal language; live on campus; have special counseling services available to them; own and operate an automobile; or come from a home where the earnings are $3,000 annually. These differences could have an impact on the administration of programs. The educational audits pointed out a need for simplification and revision of record forms, but overall they showed that programs seem to be sound. (AH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Bureau of Indian Affairs (Dept. of Interior), Albuquerque, NM.