ERIC Number: ED199564
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Apr
Improving Accountability of Career Education Programs: Evaluation Guidelines and Checklists.
Adams, Kay A.
This review of evaluation guidelines and checklists for career education programs begins with a scenario illustrating some ways inadequate evaluations can cause projects to fail. A checklist of thirteen critical questions is suggested: (1) what type of evaluation is needed? (purpose); (2) who should the evaluation serve? (audience); (3) what specific questions should the evaluation answer? (questions); (4) how will the evaluation be accomplished? (process); (5) what type of evaluation services, if any, shoud be used? (staff); (6) what are the respective roles and responsibilities of program staff and evaluators? (responsibility/authority); (7) what unique features of career education influence its evaluation? (uniqueness); (8) what are the characteristics of a "good" evaluation plan? (planning standards); (9) what are the characteristics of a "good" evaluation instrument? (instrument standards); (10) what political factors might affect use of the evaluation results? (politics); (11) what are the characteristics of a "good" evaluation report? (report standards); (12) what techniques will be used to disseminate the findings? (dissemination); and (13) how will the evaluation findings be turned into action? (use). A discussion of each question follows which presents some guidelines to help answer them. (YLB)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Los Angeles, CA, April 13-17, 1981).