ERIC Number: ED360494
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
State Systems for Accountability in Vocational Education.
Rahn, Mikala L.; And Others
A study examined the performance measures and standards implemented by each of the 50 states to comply with Section 115 of the 1990 Perkins Act. Data were gathered through workshops and telephone conversations with contact persons from each state and from an analysis of relevant state-supplied documentation. The performance measures and standards implemented as of Fall 1992 were summarized with special attention to the following: incentives or adjustments for special populations, local modifications of performance measures and standards, and coordination with other federal programs. Examples of clearly and precisely defined state measures and standards dealing with the following outcome areas were identified: basic and advanced academic gain, occupational competency gain, occupational competency attainment, job or work skill attainment, retention and completion, labor market measures and standards, special populations, and procedures for using existing resources and methods developed in other programs receiving federal assistance. Areas in which states could further develop their systems were determined, and recommendations were developed regarding further state and federal actions and research and development activities. (Following a 63-page report, the bulk of the document consists of descriptions of each state's system of performance measures and standards at both the secondary and postsecondary levels.) (MN)
Descriptors: Accountability, Evaluation Criteria, Evaluation Methods, National Surveys, Outcomes of Education, Postsecondary Education, Program Evaluation, Secondary Education, State Programs, State Standards, Systems Approach, Vocational Education
NCRVE Materials Distribution Service, 46 Horrabin Hall, Western Illinois University, Macomb, IL 61455 (order no. MDS-491: $14.50).
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Directories/Catalogs
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: MPR Associates, Berkeley, CA.; National Center for Research in Vocational Education, Berkeley, CA.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Carl D Perkins Vocational and Applied Technology Education Act 1990