ERIC Number: ED126239
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Jun
An Evaluation Design for School-Based Career Education Programs. Final Report.
Castner, David H.
The document presents the final report of a study to develop an evaluation design capable of aiding local agencies in measuring the effectiveness of their school-based, K-12, career education programs. Chapter 1 discusses the problem area examined and includes a summary, objectives, rationale, and limitations of the study as well as a definition of terms. Chapter 2 presents a brief discussion of the methods used in the study. Chapter 3 includes the evaluation design developed and a discussion of the study results in terms of: (1) a definition of evaluation, (2) the integrated evaluation design correlating four stages of evaluation with four stages of program improvement, and (3) tasks and considerations involved in developing and administering the evaluation design. Tasks and considerations discussed are: suggested variables of information needed for the four evaluation stages, suggested methods and instruments useful in data collection, suggested methods for analyzing and treating information, feedback procedures and formats, and criteria for assessing the adequacy of the evaluation design. A reference list of 151 titles is included and 16 figures and 3 tables supplement the text. (LH)
Descriptors: Career Education, Data Analysis, Data Collection, Educational Assessment, Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Criteria, Evaluation Methods, Evaluation Needs, Information Needs, Information Utilization, Measurement Techniques, Program Evaluation, Program Improvement
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Wisconsin State Board of Vocational, Technical, and Adult Education, Madison.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ. - Stout, Menomonie. Center for Vocational, Technical and Adult Education.
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