ERIC Number: ED209507
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979-Mar-1
Reference Count: N/A
Analysis of the Competency-Based High School Diploma Program for CETA Clients. Report I: Structural and Programmatic Features of the Pilot Project as Model.
McMillan, Samuel H., Jr.
The University of Texas Pilot Program was operated in five sites in Texas (Abilene, Brownsville, El Paso, Houston, and Temple) to demonstrate the utility of competency-based high school diplomas for Comprehensive Employment and Training Act (CETA) clients. Included among the program features common to all five sites were the following: (1) the roles and functions of individuals, organizations, and agencies involved; (2) initiation of effect by the same University of Texas project staff; (3) cost considerations; (4) adult performance level (APL) materials and competency-based high school diploma (CBHSD) program processes; and (5) problem areas (staff cooperation, insufficient workshop training, inadequate APL materials, staff shortages, staff inflexibility). A number of differences also existed among the various sites with respect to these five areas. Examination of the similarities and differences among the sites resulted in nine recommendations. These included calls to resolve problems resulting from different budget cycles, to delineate responsibility for different elements of the program, to focus on adequate staff training, to develop remedial and supplementary APL materials, and to coordinate tests. (Related reports describing student/client completion results and employer follow-up are available separately--see note.) (MN)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Employment and Training Administration (DOL), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Foundation for the Improvement of Education, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Location: Texas
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Comprehensive Employment and Training Act