ERIC Number: ED201795
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: N/A
Using Evaluation Results: Guidelines and Practices for Using Vocational Evaluation Effectively. Research and Development Series No. 212.
Franchak, Stephen J.; Kean, Michael H.
This handbook is designed to help state and local vocational education evaluators and persons using evaluation results by presenting strategies and procedures for improved use of vocational education evaluation results. It is divided into five sections, followed by a glossary and annotated bibliographies. Chapter 1 contains an overview of the contents and a summary of definitions of evaluation utilization. Chapter 2 presents an overview of the programs and trends in utilization focusing on the federal, state, and local requirements for vocational education evaluation. Chapter 3 contains a discussion of the theory and process of communication, decision making, and innovation as they apply to evaluation utilization. Chapter 4 concentrates on solutions to various utilization problems encountered by vocational education personnel at all educational levels; it contains an examination of an extensive series of approaches for promoting use of evaluative data and information. Chapter 5 describes related data preparation and presentation strategies and techniques for increasing utilization of evaluation results and further highlights selected key approaches recommended in chapter 4. (A series of related handbooks on vocational education evaluation are available separately through ERIC--see note.) (Author/MN)
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Curriculum Evaluation, Data Analysis, Data Collection, Decision Making, Definitions, Evaluation Methods, Federal Programs, Guidelines, Information Dissemination, Information Utilization, Innovation, Program Evaluation, Research Utilization, School Districts, State Programs, Vocational Education
National Center Publications, The National Center for Research in Vocational Education, The Ohio State University, 1960 Kenny Rd., Columbus, OH 43210 (RD 212, $6.25; discounts available for quantity orders).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Saint Paul Public Schools, Minn. Home and Family Living Lab.
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. National Center for Research in Vocational Education.