ERIC Number: ED109475
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
An Evaluation of Vocational Exemplary Projects; Part D Vocational Education Act Amendments of 1968. Executive Summary and Final Report.
Development Associates, Inc., Washington, DC.
The study evaluates the effectiveness of 50 projects administered under Part D of the 1968 amendments to the Vocational Education Act of 1963 (one for each State, except Hawaii, and for the District of Columbia), designed to assist students in obtaining satisfying employment. In all, 4,632 participating and 4,403 nonparticipating students in grades 6, 9, and 12 and 1,433 teachers and 229 counselors were surveyed. Regarding the conformity of student outcomes attributable to project activities, it was found that the greatest impact of Part D programs was at the elementary level, and that, on a project-by-project basis, the program's impact on students was small. Regarding the relationship of cost to student outcomes, it was found that projects had the most positive effects on students where relatively more project funds were expended on relatively fewer students. The study concludes that the failure of student level outcomes of the programs to meet the level planned most likely occurred because of the general lack of clearly defined objectives, definitions, and managerial requirements and procedures at both the project level and the Federal level. The study contains 82 tables and two appendixes (Part D Legislation and a USOE policy statement. (Author/JR)
Descriptors: Career Education, Cooperative Programs, Cost Effectiveness, Educational Legislation, Educational Programs, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Legislation, Federal Programs, National Surveys, Pilot Projects, Program Costs, Program Evaluation, School Business Relationship, State Programs, Tables (Data), Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Office of Planning, Budgeting, and Evaluation.
Authoring Institution: Development Associates, Inc., Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Vocational Education Act 1963; Vocational Education Amendments 1968