ERIC Number: ED171886
Record Type: Non-Journal
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Evaluating Career, Economic, and Community Education Programs. Final Report, July 16, 1974, to June 30, 1 976 [and] Appendices to Final Report.
Justiz, Thomas B.
Educational Progress in Careers (EPIC), Inc., was organized (1) to develop and validate a system for evaluating career, economic, and community education projects in Florida schools and to assist educators and school district administrators in assessing the status of career, economic, and community education programs; (2) to develop valid data collection procedures at each educational level (elementary, middle/junior high and senior high); and (3) to develop a method for continually involving business representatives, parents, and educators in this evaluation as members of a local evaluation committee in each Florida school district. The final products of this two-year effort include a battery of evaluation instruments (CE 017 394 and CE 017 396-406) for collecting data from students (grades 2 through adult), staff, administrators, and parents and a set of evaluation guidelines (CE 017 395). Some of the findings are the following: (1) over 50% of all students reported a gain in occupational knowledge and/or career planning as a result of the exposure to the instruments; (2) EPIC instruments which measured the knowledge components of the EPIC battery were able to discriminate between treatment, county, and/or grade groups in twenty-two of thirty-one comparisons; and (3) of the eighteen student performance instruments developed, ten are valid and reliable requiring little or no modifications and seven contain valid and reliable items which require modification of items and/or scoring procedures. (Only one instrument was deleted from the battery.) (BM)
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Career Education, Community Education, Community Involvement, Data Collection, Economics Education, Educational Assessment, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Methods, Parent Attitudes, Program Descriptions, Student Attitudes, Surveys, Teacher Attitudes, Test Construction, Test Validity
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Evaluative
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Sponsor: Florida State Dept. of Education, Tallahassee. Div. of Vocational Education.
Authoring Institution: EPIC, Inc., Tallahassee, FL.
Identifiers - Location: Florida