ERIC Number: ED121726
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: 0
One Approach to Accountability: Program Assessment by Recent Graduates Using a Two Scaled Instrument.
Rosser, Stephen R.; Denton, Jon J.
The development and documentation of procedures to conduct a comprehensive follow-up survey in addition to the compilation of the perceptions of recent graduates regarding the quality of their preparation for teaching were the goals of this investigation. The sample consisted of 196 1973-74 graduates of teacher preparation programs under the aegis of the College of Education at a Land Grant University accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Universities and the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education. The instrument designed for this investigation contained thirty items with two response scales (importance and effectiveness) associated with each item. In addition, demographic items and four open-ended questions were included on the instrument in such fashion to permit the respondent to fold a single sheet, affix the edges, and remit by mail. Two mailouts and a telephone contact resulted in a total return of 62.8 percent of the graduates surveyed. Procedures determined to facilitate a follow-up study of this nature include (1) a systematic plan for compiling addresses of graduates, (2) the utilization of a durable single sheet mailout instrument, and (3) telephoning non-respondents. The perceptional ratings obtained on the value of the instructional units and the quality of instruction experienced have provided meaningful information to program developers for revising and replacing various instructional components. (Author/DMT)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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