ERIC Number: ED346289
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Managing Local Plans. A Guide to Accountability for the Carl D. Perkins Vocational and Applied Technology Education Act of 1990, P.L. 101-392.
Curtis, Carroll A.
This guide was developed to provide school district, area vocational-technical school, and postsecondary administrators in Pennsylvania with guidance for managing an accountability system for their vocational education programs. Although drafted primarily to assist agencies in meeting the intent of the Carl D. Perkins legislation, the model presented here is designed to be generically useful for program assessment. The guide begins with a description of the needs assessment required for Perkins Act programs, and it provides information on using the needs assessment. It also provides guidance on using the special population needs assessment. Models are included for each type of assessment. Information on assessing specific uses of Perkins funds also is provided. An appendix lists measures and standards for various outcomes, such as participation, completion, retention, workplace basic skills, occupational achievement, human relations skill, problem solving, abstract reasoning, creativity, decision making employability, job success, and salary and wage levels. (KC)
Descriptors: Accountability, Compliance (Legal), Disabilities, Educational Assessment, Educational Legislation, Educational Planning, Federal Legislation, Needs Assessment, Postsecondary Education, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Secondary Education, Special Needs Students, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Administrators
Authoring Institution: Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Harrisburg. Bureau of Vocational and Technical Education.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Carl D Perkins Vocational and Applied Technology Education Act 1990