ERIC Number: ED309325
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
Assessing the Reading, Mathematics, and Science Achievement of 1988 Secondary Vocational Completers. A Report of the 1988 Baseline Assessment of the SREB-State Vocational Education Consortium Using the National Assessment of Educational Progress.
Bottoms, Gene; Korcheck, Stephanie A.
This report presents results of the 1988 assessment of almost 3,100 high school seniors identified as vocational completers from 34 pilot sites participating in the Southern Regional Education Board (SREB)-State Vocational Education Consortium. The assessment used a portion of the National Assessment of Educational Progress. The report first considers the setting of achievement goals for vocational students and then presents the results of the assessment. Student achievement is discussed: by type of curriculum; for black students and white students; for females and males; and by type of vocational program. This section concludes by presenting findings regarding student achievement based on the high school experiences of SREB pilot site vocational completers. Factors considered include: emphasis on basic skills by vocational teachers; English, mathematics, and science courses taken by vocational students; student attendance; student expectations and attitudes; assistance in planning a four-year program of study; and future plans of the vocational completers. The final section of the report offers recommendations specific to the improvement of reading, mathematics, and science achievement as well as a discussion of the importance of developing a program of vocational and academic study. The report contains 17 tables and figures and a list of pilot sites. (YLB)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Black Students, Educational Research, Females, High School Seniors, High Schools, Males, Mathematics Achievement, Reading Achievement, Science Achievement, Student Evaluation, Vocational Education, White Students
Southern Regional Education Board, 592 Tenth Street, NW, Atlanta, GA 30318-5790 ($7.50).
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Southern Regional Education Board, Atlanta, GA.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: National Assessment of Educational Progress