ERIC Number: ED335485
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
State-Level Measurement of Performance Outcomes in Postsecondary Vocational Education. Volume II: Appendix. Profiles of State Date Collection Activities.
Research and Evaluation Associates, Inc., Washington, DC.
This report presents the detailed results of the compilation of an overview of state activities related to measuring the outcomes of postsecondary vocational education. Chapter I provides background to the study. Chapter II describes the methodology used for the development of the overview, including discussions with experts, the information collection plan, and pilot test. Chapter III presents narrative summaries of the information compiled on each state, provided in alphabetical order by state name. The general format includes a description of the organization of vocational education in the state and estimates of the number of schools and students. Separate descriptions follow for public postsecondary vocational education, vocational-technical schools (if different policies and practices apply), and proprietary institutions. For each component of postsecondary vocational education, the information assembled on the outcome measures collected, collection methods, data verification, data analysis, and uses are presented. Recently passed legislation and other indications of change in the policies and practices are also provided. Each discussion concludes with a section that highlights the most significant feature(s) related to the collection of outcome measures within the state. Chapter IV displays the key elements from the summaries in a matrix. (YLB)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Data Analysis, Data Collection, Educational Assessment, Educational Policy, Evaluation Methods, Evaluation Utilization, Followup Studies, Outcomes of Education, Postsecondary Education, Program Descriptions, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Proprietary Schools, Public Schools, State Legislation, State Programs, Statewide Planning, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC. Office of Planning, Budget, and Evaluation.
Authoring Institution: Research and Evaluation Associates, Inc., Washington, DC.
Note: For Volume I, "An Overview of State Policies", see CE 058 610.