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ERIC Number: ED167743
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Jul
Pages: 99
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Technical Report of an Evaluation/Follow-Up System. [Volume 1].
Harris, J. A.; And Others
To obtain quantifiable employment information and identify training weaknesses of former vocational technical students, a comprehensive follow-up questionnaire was developed and validated. The new questionnaire, after review and revision, was field tested, using twenty-five randomly selected former students (placed in occupations related to their training) and twenty-two of their supervisors. Respondents were asked to identify ambiguous words, questions, etc; respond to each applicable question in terms of questions and scale values; offer program improvement comments; and rate ten question categories from most to least important. Several of the findings were (1) to avoid late returns it is advisable to collect responses at on-site visitation; (2) response rate, validity, reliability (.778), and comments indicate questionnaire is appropriate for the intended purpose; (3) the nine-point rating scale and "not applicable" option produced sufficient variance to provide useful data; (4) a questionnaire user's guide is needed; and (5) former students' supervisors should be the questionnaire respondents. It is recommended that, following revision, the questionnaire be put into immediate use for on-site follow-up; a user's guide be developed and disseminated; and twice yearly instructors should answer the questionnaire for self-evaluation. (Four other recommendations are offered. Appendixes contain the Appalachian Regional Commission evaluation form, on-site follow-up forms, and field validation form.) (CSS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Appalachian Regional Commission, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Pickens Area Vocational-Technical School, Jasper, GA.
Note: For a related document see CE 019 571 ; Some pages may not reproduce clearly due to colored background