ERIC Number: ED230756
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982-Jun-11
Reference Count: N/A
Vocational Rehabilitation Program Standards Evaluation System. Final Report. Volume II: Using the System: An Analytic Paradigm for Management.
Dodson, Richard; 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. This report contains the outlines of the analytic paradigm for management use of the Program Standards Evaluation System; that is, the typical ways in which information obtained through the operation of the standards system can be analyzed and acted upon by VR program management. In the seven chapters of the report, the analytic paradigm presents the following: (1) the program evaluation standards and associated data elements--indicators of success in achieving VR placement goals; (2) the relations among the program standards; (3) the options available for setting expectations on those indicators, and a recommended process; (4) the decision support system for investigating the causes of problematic attainment and for identifying corrective actions; (5) the system for reporting achievement and for identifying and exploring problematic attainment; and (6) program managers' use of the components of the Program Standards Evaluation System. Appendix A (bound separately as CE 036 210) includes the detailed decision support tables and displays for standards data elements, while Appendix B reviews a number of alternative approaches to the setting of performance levels. (KC)
Publication Type: Tests/Questionnaires; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Rehabilitation Services Administration (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Berkeley Planning Associates, CA.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Rehabilitation Act 1973