ERIC Number: ED187928
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: N/A
Evaluation Guidelines and Practices for State Advisory Councils. Research and Development Series No. 188.
Stephens, Nancy F.
This user-oriented evaluation handbook was prepared to assist State Advisory Councils on Vocational Education (SACVE) in their efforts to respond to various evaluation responsibilities prescribed in the 1976 Vocational Education Amendments. The contents of this handbook, which include basic steps in conducting a performance audit, are divided into five chapters. Chapter 1 presents an introduction to performance auditing and discusses reviewing programs as an aid to improving them. A description of the target audience, organization of the handbook and work sheet number 1 (assessing resources) are also included in chapter 1. Chapter 2 provides background information, including a summary of SACVE evaluation responsibilities; and evaluation framework for SACVE and staff; how to use information gathered by other staff; how to collect new information through performance auditing; a description of the AIDE (Auditing to Improve Departments of Education) project; and work sheet No. 2 (SACVE Information Needs Assessment). Performance auditing is defined in chapter 3, and work sheet No. 3 (Purpose Checklist) is presented. The suggested steps in the performance auditing process are detailed in chapter 4, and work sheet No. 4 (Audience Check List) is presented. Finally, chapter 5 discusses how to use the results of the audit. The appendix provides an historical perspective on the evolution of performance auditing. (BM)
Descriptors: Advisory Committees, Evaluation Criteria, Evaluation Methods, Needs Assessment, Program Effectiveness, Program Improvement, State Departments of Education, Vocational Education
National Center Publications, The National Center for Research in Vocational Education, The Ohio State University, 1960 Kenny Rd., Columbus, OH 43210 ($3.25)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Occupational and Adult Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. National Center for Research in Vocational Education.