ERIC Number: ED109404
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
A Comparison of Procedures for Evaluation of Vocational Education Programs. Research Series No. 45.
Wallace, Juanita D.
The study compares two methods of evaluating vocational programs in Tennessee: an on-site instrument used by the Tennessee State Division of Vocational Education and a self-evaluation method using Ray's Self-Checklist of Quality Vocational-Technical Programs. The study evaluates vocational programs in office occupations and distributive, agricultural, trade and industrial, and home economics occupations education in 18 schools in 13 county and one city school system in Tennessee. On-site evaluation data were converted to numerical ratings according to the 60 elements of the Ray instrument by a panel of experts and were statistically compared, element by element, to numerical ratings on the Ray instrument completed by the local school professionals. Since the professionals and the panel of experts agreed on only 3 of the 60 elements, the study concludes (among other things) that information obtained from currently used instruments for on-site evaluations by visiting teams was not adequate to determine relative quality of vocational-technical programs. Several recommendations for improving the Ray instrument as a profitable evaluation device are included. Ten pages of appendixes include Ray's components for quality vocational-technical programs, the Ray Self-Checklist, and a Tennessee map of school systems involved in the study. (JR)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Tennessee Univ., Knoxville. Occupational Research and Development Coordinating Unit.; Tennessee State Board for Vocational Education, Nashville.
Identifiers - Location: Tennessee