ERIC Number: ED340949
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Evaluating Guidance Programs: A Practitioner's Guide.
Johnson, Sharon K.; Whitfield, Edwin A.
This guide provides a comprehensive guidance program evaluation or it can be used to evaluate selected parts of a program. Chapter 1 "What Is Guidance Program Evaluation? by Sharon K. Johnson, introduces evaluation concepts. Chapter 2 "Results-Based Guidance Programs" by C. D. Johnson introduces the elements common to results-based guidance models. Chapter 3 "Guidance Program Evaluation: The Program Audit" by Norman C. Gysbers examines the readiness of a guidance program for results evaluation. Chapter 4 "Assessing Results" by C. D. Johnson provides criteria for determining whether a guidance program is results-based for the purposes of program evaluation. Chapter 5 "Using Evaluation Results" by Edwin A. Whitfield addresses the purposes and uses of both process and product evaluation data. Chapter 6 "Implementing the Evaluation Plan: Planning, Forming Questions, Seeking Answers" by Harry N. Drier, C. D. Johnson, Sharon K. Johnson, and Edwin A. Whitfield describes the process of developing an evaluation plan in a step-by-step format. The Epilogue "The Person-Oriented Approach in Evaluating Career Guidance Programs" by John O. Crites discusses how career guidance programs will be evaluated in the future. Appendix A "Needs Assessment Models: What, Why, When, and When Not" by C. D. Johnson and Edwin A. Whitfield describes five types of needs assessment models. References for evaluation resources are included. (ABL)
Descriptors: Comprehensive Guidance, Counseling Effectiveness, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Methods, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, School Counseling, School Guidance
American College Testing Publications, P.O. Box 168, Iowa City, IA 52243 ($17.95; quantity discounts).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Consortium of State Career Guidance Supervisors, Columbus, OH.; American Coll. Testing Program, Iowa City, IA.