ERIC Number: ED118933
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Status of Former High School Students: Procedures for Local Assessment. Report of the Final Test.
Irvin, Donald; Copa, George
Procedures for assessing the educational and employment activities of former high school students are presented and evaluated through a test conducted in seven Minnesota school districts (14 high schools). The procedure consisted of data gathering forms, an assessment procedures manual, and a computer program summarizing information for school use. Assessment procedure criteria were to: (1) provide information to assist schools in planning and evaluation; (2) be directed, conducted, and financed by local schools; (3) include all school leavers; (4) provide valid and reliable status information about educational and employment activities of former students; (5) produce a high rate of response from former students; (6) be kept at reasonable cost; (7) supply information to simplify future assessment; and (8) provide consistent information across schools. The assessment procedure test was conducted in four steps: (1) an orientation workshop for local directors and clerical assistants, (2) implementation, (3) local process evaluation, and (4) summary evaluation by the Minnesota Research Coordinating Unit. The test concluded that the assessment procedures met each of the criteria and recommendations based on test results are presented. Appended materials include a selected bibliography and lists of possible local interest groups, and currently available publications of the Minnesota Research Coordinating Unit. (Author/EC)
Descriptors: Data Analysis, Data Collection, Educational Assessment, Educational Experience, Employment Experience, Evaluation Criteria, Evaluation Methods, Followup Studies, Graduate Surveys, High School Graduates, High School Students, Information Needs, Questionnaires, Secondary Education, Tables (Data), Vocational Followup
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Minnesota Research Coordinating Unit for Vocational Education, Minneapolis.
Identifiers - Location: Minnesota