ERIC Number: ED260747
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Using Student Performance in Planning.
Brooks, Walter L.; And Others
A study was undertaken to improve the quality of student follow-up data submitted by the California community colleges in compliance with federal Vocational Education Data System (VEDS) reporting requirements. The objectives of the study were to conduct a follow-up of vocational education students from 14 community colleges, standardizing data collection methods and definitions; to assist community college vocational administrators in developing a plan for using study data; and to provide technical assistance to colleges in meeting VEDS requirements. Study procedures included a review of the college catalogs and class schedules of 14 selected colleges; an in-class survey of occupational students; the development of a student follow-up survey instrument; and the conduct of follow-up studies by the individual colleges. Study findings demonstrated that the quality of data collected through the VEDS could be enhanced by attending to college information needs and providing coordination among colleges involved in follow-up activity. Background material, assumptions, detailed procedures, and a bibliography are included. Appendices include an occupational skills and knowledge list, information on follow-up procedures and instruments, summary follow-up data, and estimated costs. (Author/EJV)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Administrators; Practitioners
Sponsor: California Community Colleges, Sacramento. Office of the Chancellor.
Authoring Institution: Arce-Brooks Consultants, Sacramento, CA.
Identifiers - Location: California