ERIC Number: ED219571
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982-Jul-29
Reference Count: N/A
Generating Quality Indicators for 20 of Utah's Vocational Education Programs, 1981-82. End of Project Report.
World-Wide Education and Research Inst., Salt Lake City, UT.
A study generated quality indicators for vocational education by collecting employer ratings of graduates of vocational education programs, categorizing these ratings by curriculum offerings, identifying the highest- and lowest-rated school programs, and identifying program differences. On-site evaluators suggested 11 indicators of educational quality. Since a correlation appeared to exist between employer ratings and scores of the on-site evaluators, multiple regression analysis was used on 19 variables. Ten indicators of quality of vocational education were identified empirically and given appropriate weightings for predicting quality scores (employer ratings). (Detailed results of the analysis are provided in table form.) Recommendations made were replication of the project, isolation of high and low scoring schools, program evaluation, and conduct of similar evaluative studies annually. (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Utah State Office of Education, Salt Lake City. Div. of Vocational Education.
Authoring Institution: World-Wide Education and Research Inst., Salt Lake City, UT.
Identifiers - Location: Utah