ERIC Number: ED188675
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-May
Reference Count: 0
Vital Signs of Program Effectiveness: Program Evaluation Procedure.
Catania, James C.
Program evaluation at Waukesha County Technical Institute consists of two phases: a review of student enrollment, job placement, and program costs, which occurs every two years; and a comprehensive review of program content, student job performance, and instructional effectiveness, which occurs every five years. A schedule for conducting program evaluations is established by the program coordinator, with the realization that the necessary information must be collected annually. In some instances, it has been desirable to conduct extensive research through the Office of Research and Planning. In these cases, the following procedures are observed: (1) specify information sources and minimum standards; (2) collect data to assess program content; (3) review the competencies taught in the program; (4) solicit employers' assessment of the appropriateness of these competencies; (5) organize and analyze information; (6) assess student competence; and (7) assess instructional effectiveness. The results of such a program evaluation may necessitate that the program be revised or discontinued. If it is determined that the program should be discontinued, a report must be prepared including information on enrollments, placements, curriculum, facilities, staff, impact considerations, and schedule for discontinuance. The evaluation procedure description is appended by a program evaluation form. (AYC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Waukesha County Technical Inst., Waukesha, WI.