ERIC Number: ED117185
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Evaluation and Educational Decision Making: A Functional Guide to Evaluating Career Education.
Young, Malcolm B.; Schuh, Russell G.
This guide is intended to assist in the evaluation of career education programs. It has been developed around the concept that the evaluation should be viewed as a management tool for the improvement of program performance. The guide recognizes the key roles of the evaluators and program managers in the evaluation process. It is addressed principally to the program managers and their staffs to provide the background on evaluation techniques, issues, and problems needed for decision-making and program direction and for implementation of changes indicated by the evaluation studies. At the same time, it highlights techniques and procedures that evaluators will find useful in planning and implementing evaluation studies. The objective of the guide is to contribute to the improvement of career education efforts in local school districts. It strives to convey the importance and utility of program evaluation to the management of career education programs and to offer practical assistance in conducting such evaluations. This guide, in draft version, was published and disseminated for trial use. Hundreds of personnel provided feedback resulting in this final version. USOE undertook a review of instruments which attempted to measure career education student outcomes. For two summers a review panel reviewed instruments, and the results of these reviews are included in the appendix. (RC)
Descriptors: Administration, Administrator Guides, Career Education, Data Analysis, Data Collection, Decision Making, Educational Objectives, Evaluation Criteria, Evaluation Methods, Information Dissemination, Interprofessional Relationship, Measurement Techniques, Program Design, Program Development, Program Evaluation, Program Improvement, Sampling, Test Reviews
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Development Associates, Inc., Washington, DC.