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ERIC Number: ED122898
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976-Mar
Pages: 14
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Occupational Program Evaluation Model Developed and Implemented by Gateway Technical Institute, Kenosha, Wisconsin.
Becker, William J.
A screening mechanism using objective data was developed to determine which of the nearly 60 different associate degree and diploma occupational programs offered by Gateway Technical Institute should be subjected to in-depth evaluation and at what frequency the evaluation should be conducted. Four factors for which objective data were available were chosen as indicators of program effectiveness. The factors are: (1) ability of a program to attract students--increase, stability, or decrease in program enrollments; (2) ability of a program to retain students--percent of students enrolled, to students completing a program, averaged over a 3-year period; (3) ability of a program to place students in positions for which they have been trained--average percent of desirable placements over a 3-year period; (4) program costs, calculated per student. This four-factor evaluation model is applied annually to all occupational programs; programs having below average indices on three or four factors are automatically selected for a further in-depth evaluation; programs below average on one or two factors are considered for in-depth evaluation. Appendices provide sample calculations for each of the four factors. (BB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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