ERIC Number: ED107716
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Dec
Reference Count: 0
The Evaluation of Dropout Prevention Programs.
Korotkin, Arthur L.
The meaning of program evaluation in the context of educational innovation has been expanded to embrace all aspects of a program, both formative and summative. This review seeks to identify meaningful literature on programs related to dropout prevention and the preparation of the disadvantaged for the world of work through vocational training, educational enrichment, and counseling. Only 20 of 100 evaluations of related programs were deemed sufficiently objective for inclusion in this review. Measures used to evaluate related programs ranged from IQ, aptitude, and achievement to personality, attitudes, and interests. It was concluded that there is little in the way of evaluation approaches, techniques, or measures that is not currently incorporated or accounted for in the existing evaluation system designed by Gibboney and Associates. (Author/BJG)
Descriptors: Career Guidance, Disadvantaged Youth, Dropout Programs, Dropouts, Educational Innovation, Educational Objectives, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Methods, Evaluation Needs, Feedback, Formative Evaluation, Literature Reviews, Measurement Techniques, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Summative Evaluation
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Institutes for Research in the Behavioral Sciences, Washington, DC.