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ERIC Number: ED111471
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Jun
Pages: 45
Abstractor: N/A
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Reality-Based Evaluation for Two-Year College Occupational Programs. Pilot Edition.
Winter, Gene; And Others
This handbook presents a pilot evaluation model developed with the cooperation of occupational education staff members from the two-year colleges of New York State. The project staff, the steering committee, and principal consultants began with the assumption that evaluation can be a valuable and continuous part of program effort, providing critical feedback that will identify and support essential program modifications. Reality-based evaluation (RBE) is described as a three-phase process: (1) clarifying a program's real intent; (2) collecting information on what that program actually does; and (3) interpreting how well it was done and recommending what should be done. Phase I, "Clarification," results in a management outline, subject to change and based upon the realities of the program as they are seen. Phase II, "Data Collection," results in a working plan which implements Phase I objectives. Phase III, "Interpretation," results in the compilation of evaluation conclusions. Forms paralleling the RBE process phases are provided to facilitate consistent recording of data as it is derived at each procedural step. Techniques of data collection and approaches to cost analysis are listed and described. The annotated bibliography is indexed according to problems which may occur in the course of the evaluation. (NHM)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
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Sponsor: New York State Education Dept., Albany. Office of Occupational and Continuing Education.; New York State Education Dept., Albany. Bureau of Two-Year Coll. Programs.
Authoring Institution: State Univ. of New York, Ithaca. Cornell Inst. for Research and Development in Occupational Education.