ERIC Number: ED298326
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988
Reference Count: N/A
A Combined Model for Program Vitality Assessment and Socioeconomic Impact Analysis. Study's Findings. Annotated Bibliography (State-of-the-Art).
Texas Southern Univ., Houston.
This document contains both the findings and recommendations from a study conducted to develop a combined model for program vitality assessment and socioeconomic impact analysis of vocational programs in public postsecondary institutions in Texas, and an annotated bibliography resulting from the project. The principal findings of the study were as follows: (1) the utility of the Program Vitality Assessment and Socioeconomic Impact Model (PVASIA) and the prototype assessment lies in determining the reliability and validity of data elements, including the variables and performance measures contained in it; (2) in determining the economic impact of programs, the findings indicate that impacts such as reduced unemployment, improved health services, and improved productivity were perceived as more important than the input and output variables involving program dollar expenditures. Further testing of the model was recommended. The annotated bibliography includes research studies found through an Educational Resources Information Center (ERIC) search and other sources. Complete bibliographic information and abstracts of the sources cited are provided. (KC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, Austin.
Authoring Institution: Texas Southern Univ., Houston.