ERIC Number: ED264370
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Jun-30
Reference Count: N/A
Evaluation of Coordinated Vocational-Academic Education (CVAE).
Cunningham, Donna; And Others
A third-party evaluation of the Texas coordinated vocational-academic education (CVAE) program was conducted in 1984-85 to determine the effectiveness of CVAE as a vocational program for meeting the needs of secondary students who are unsuccessful in traditional academic programs. A project advisory committee was established, a review of literature was undertaken, and assessment instruments were prepared. Questionnaires were sent to a sample of 191 schools with 310 Project instructional programs. The survey found that schools who were conducting CVAE for the purpose of preparing students to enroll in other vocational programs were very successful in achieving this purpose, but that the majority of the CVAE programs are not preparing students for employment in occupations for which employment opportunities exist. The study also found that support services are usually not provided for CVAE programs and that almost half of the schools are not in adherence with the purpose of CVAE as stated by the State Board of Education. It was recommended that the State Board of Education define vocational education for the disadvantaged and develop rules for its implementation. (Half of this document is an appendix containing the survey instruments and related correspondence.) (KC)
Descriptors: Academic Education, Basic Skills, Disadvantaged Youth, Dropout Prevention, Economically Disadvantaged, Educational Objectives, Educationally Disadvantaged, Outcomes of Education, Program Effectiveness, Program Implementation, Remedial Programs, Secondary Education, State Programs, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Texas Education Agency, Austin. Dept. of Occupational Education and Technology.
Authoring Institution: North Texas State Univ., Denton. Coll. of Education.
Identifiers - Location: Texas