ERIC Number: ED109497
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Mar-15
Reference Count: N/A
Experience-Based Career Education, Appalachia Educational Laboratory. Interim Evaluation Report, March 15, 1974.
Appalachia Educational Lab., Charleston, WV.
The interim evaluation of the Experience-Based Career Education (EBCE) Program of the Appalachia Educational Laboratory, Inc. (AEL), a community-based alternative curriculum for high school seniors, was not intended for general readers and its terminology is for that reason quite technical. The report's first section briefly describes the EBCE summative and formative evaluation designs. Sections 2 and 3 discuss the design instrumentation, testing procedure, and findings of the two evaluation strategies. Section 2 describes the EBCE summative evaluation which included planning, developing the instrument, implementing revised plans, and establishing timelines so that valid and reliable evidence on the effectiveness of the products and resources required by the AEL/EBCE program could be gathered. Program components are assessed in section 3 regarding their functionablity both in isolation and in interaction with other components. Also described is the EBCE formative evaluation which included collcting and analyzing preliminary data, establishing evaluation controls, planning for data analysis, instrument development, administration of instruments, and data analysis and reporting. Section 4 provides summary and recommendations. Seven appendixes (1973 EBCE graduate questionnaire, student and parent opinion surveys, participating employer and student information questionnaires, formative evaluation instrument package, and problem solving procedures) comprise one-half of the document. (JR)
Descriptors: Career Education, Career Exploration, Educational Assessment, Educational Programs, Evaluation Criteria, Evaluation Methods, Formative Evaluation, Grade 12, Nontraditional Education, Program Evaluation, Questionnaires, School Community Relationship, Secondary Education, Summative Evaluation, Tables (Data), Work Experience Programs
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Appalachia Educational Lab., Charleston, WV.