ERIC Number: ED352497
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
State Assessment for Public Law 101-392. Summary.
Stammen, Ronald M.
In North Dakota, a statewide assessment was made of compliance with Public Law 101-392 (the Carl D. Perkins Vocational and Applied Technology Education Act) through questionnaires completed by 171 secondary school administrators (representing 77 percent of the 211 secondary schools in North Dakota), in 1991. The assessment showed that secondary schools need to be more involved in applied activities that integrate academics and vocational education. A need for policies that award science and mathematics credits for such integrated courses also was shown. In addition, linkages between secondary and postsecondary schools and subsequent articulation agreements need to be encouraged throughout the state, and secondary schools should enhance the placement activities that are directly related to their vocational programs. There is also a need for schools to develop written plans to improve the quality of programs, to replace equipment in order to provide state-of-the-art training, and to identify labor market competencies for each vocational program. The assessment showed that teachers are following the state-recommended curriculum, that most counselors have policies for scope and sequence in courses with students, and that schools are using critical thinking and problem-solving skills in their vocational programs. (KC)
Descriptors: Articulation (Education), Competency Based Education, Compliance (Legal), Curriculum, Curriculum Development, Education Work Relationship, Educational Assessment, Educational Legislation, Educational Planning, Federal Legislation, Program Implementation, Secondary Education, State Programs, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: North Dakota State Board for Vocational Education, Bismarck.
Identifiers - Location: North Dakota
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Carl D Perkins Vocational and Applied Technology Education Act 1990