ERIC Number: ED105162
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Dec-10
Reference Count: 0
Establishing Measurable Objectives for the the Self-Evaluation of the Local Vocational Education Program: A Case Study.
Pautler, Albert J., Jr.
There are a variety of problems connected with self-evaluation of local occupational programs: the focus on program graduates, objectives which cannot be measured, and goal statements too broad to be meaningful. To arrive at a solution to these problems, a philosophy statement and realistic measurable objectives were formulated. The philosophy statement and seven product-centered objectives were submitted to a cost and quality evaluation committee and the New York Board of Education for discussion. The objectives are to be evaluated in two stages. Phase 1 was the collection of data from occupational program graduates prior to their graduation and covered the first objectives: student satisfaction with the program, whether or not they would repeat the program, and determination of future plans to work or receive further training in their area of specialization. (The results showing satisfactory completion of objectives are presented in the report.) Phase 2 will consist of a six-month followup of the graduates and will deal with the four remaining objectives: successful completion of licensing examination, full-time employment, employment in area of specialization, and employment in an area related to the area of specialization. (AG)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Vocational Association (New Orleans, Louisiana, December 1974)