ERIC Number: ED098361
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-May
Reference Count: N/A
Computerized Vocational Information System (CVIS): Evaluation Manual. A Futuristic Concept of Vocational and Educational Decision-Making.
Harris, JoAnn, Ed.
Designed to assist Computerized Vocational Information System (CVIS) users in evaluating projects in local secondary school sites, the handbook provides users with a variety of variables or viewpoints from which to assess the CVIS system. Four different approaches are presented to CVIS evaluation: the analysis of use patterns; the reaction of users and nonusers of the system; the effect of use on students' vocational planning; the cost-effectiveness of the system. Users might be analyzed by: sex, grade level, quartile by rank and/or test information, post high school plans, and reason for use. Use patterns can be analyzed by specific subsystem, by terminal, and by type of user (student, counselor, administrator, teacher). Approximately 80 pages of questionnaires (student, counselor, administrator, teacher, and parent) are included as examples of the types of questions which might be asked. Suggestions for measuring changes in vocational maturity and student exploratory behavior are offered. The Occupational Plans Questionnaire has been included to realize crystallization of student vocational plans and the Vocational Plans Questionnaire to measure change in occupational knowledge. The concluding section is a 30-page cost justification guide by IBM Corporation (cost analysis of CVIS operation at Willowbrook High School, Illinois). (Author/EA)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Computerized Vocational Information System (CVIS) Consortium.