ERIC Number: ED265300
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Program Assessment--A Canadian Example. The British Columbia Institute of Technology. Coombe Lodge Working Paper. Information Bank Number 1720.
Curtis, J. R. H.
Introductory material offers observations useful to British readers regarding a Canadian educational program assessment manual, which is the main component of this document. The manual was developed at the British Columbia Institute of Technology and revised based upon the experiences of the biological sciences technology and broadcast technology programs, which were assessed in 1978, and the further experiences of seven other programs in health, business, and engineering in 1979. The manual is organized in four sections. The first section explains the purpose of program assessment and lists the characteristics of the program self-evaluation. In the second section, procedures for conducting program assessments are covered. These procedures include formating evaluation committees, establishing a program assessment schedule, creating a task force, and assessing programs with two or more options. The third section focuses on collecting the information, including what basic information should be sought, and how to develop the questionnaires needed for the various groups from whom data should be collected. The final section of the manual explains how to prepare the program assessment report. Numerous examples are provided throughout the manual. (KC)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Further Education Staff Coll., Blagdon (England).