ERIC Number: ED230755
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982-Jun-21
Reference Count: N/A
Vocational Rehabilitation Program Standards Evaluation System. Final Report. Volume I: Report on the Program Standards Pretest. Revised.
Rogers, J. Mark; And Others
The Program Standards Evaluation System was developed in response to evaluation requirements in the 1973 Rehabilitation Act. The system includes procedures for using standards data to monitor and evaluate vocational rehabilitation (VR) service outcomes and outputs as well as standards on key procedural issues. The system includes procedures for using standards data to monitor and evaluate program performance and to assist program managers in directing their programs toward improved performance. During the last two years, the system of standards has been pretested in six model evaluation unit states. This report summarizes the results of that pretest and includes final recommendations for refinement of the system. The report is organized into 10 chapters. Following an introduction in chapter 1, the next chapter presents an overview of the development of evaluation standards in VR, while chapter 3 deals with the uses of standards data as a tool in managing VR program operations. In the fourth chapter, the discussion of the pretest results begins, focusing on the eight performance standards, while in chapter 5 the discussion turns to the performance standards data collection forms. Chapter 6 digresses somewhat from the standards themselves to provide working illustrations of the analytic model developed for use by program managers. Chapters 7, 8, and 9 return to the standards system to examine the five procedural standards and the pretest results. Finally, chapter 10 summarizes the various changes that are recommended for the standards, data elements, and data collection forms in order to have the most useful and effective program standards system. (KC)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Rehabilitation Services Administration (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Berkeley Planning Associates, CA.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Rehabilitation Act 1973