ERIC Number: ED154249
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Development of Procedures and Instruments for Assessing the Productivity and Impact of Post-Secondary Cooperative Education and Work Experience Programs. Final Report.
Blaschke, Charles L.; And Others
A project was conducted to assess the evaluation needs of post secondary cooperative education program administrators and to develop procedures and checklists for assessing productivity and impact of postsecondary cooperative education. This work built upon a general design developed in 1976 under part C of Public Law 90-576 for improving planning, management and evaluation of cooperative education programs. The evaluation component of that design was adapted to meet the special needs of post-secondary cooperative education program directors to focus on measures of productivity and impact, and to address the problems of sex and ethnic bias. The project involved the following: review of relevant postsecondary cooperative education documents; studies and interviews with local directors regarding evaluation needs; a revision of the evaluation design to reflect special needs of postsecondary cooperative education programs and to focus on measuring productivity and impact; the development of specific procedures and checklists to assess existing evaluation procedures and/or to develop new ones in critical checkpoint areas; and a pilot-test of products with post-secondary cooperative education program administrators. A set of procedures and checklists for evaluating the productivity and impact of postsecondary cooperative education programs resulted from this study. (The checklists and instructions on their use are appended.) (Author/JH)
Descriptors: Administrators, Check Lists, Cooperative Education, Counseling Effectiveness, Efficiency, Ethnic Groups, Evaluation Criteria, Evaluation Methods, Evaluation Needs, Guidelines, Minority Groups, Needs Assessment, Performance, Postsecondary Education, Productivity, Program Administration, Program Costs, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Sex Discrimination
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.