ERIC Number: ED344991
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
The 1990 Perkins: Evaluating and Improving Program Effectiveness. TASPP Brief.
Coyle-Williams, Maureen; Maddy-Bernstein, Carolyn
TASPP Brief, v3 n3 Dec 1991
This brief describes new requirements for vocational education program improvement and evaluation mandated by the Carl D. Perkins Vocational and Applied Technology Education Act of 1990. Recommendations to enhance the impact of program improvement and evaluation activities are included. The first two sections discuss developing new state accountability systems and improving programs through annual evaluation, local program improvement plans, and joint program improvement plans. The third section addresses ensuring increased achievement for special populations through the following methods: encouraging efforts to serve special populations; using more than the minimum number of measures; evaluating access, learning, and labor market outcomes; selecting measures that assess change over time; and selecting measures that allow for fair comparisons. A discussion of supplementary services necessary to program improvement and eight references complete the document. (KC)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Accountability, Disabilities, Evaluation Methods, Federal Legislation, Federal Regulation, Postsecondary Education, Program Evaluation, Program Improvement, Secondary Education, Special Needs Students, Vocational Education
Technical Assistance for Special Populations Program, 345 Education Bldg., 1310 South Sixth Street, Champaign, IL 61820.
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Center for Research in Vocational Education, Berkeley, CA.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Carl D Perkins Vocational and Applied Technology Education Act 1990