ERIC Number: ED374214
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Project SCANS Integration. Formative Evaluation Report.
Ryan, Ray D.; Pritz, Sandra G.
Project SCANS (Secretary's Commission on Achieving Necessary Skills) Integration is a 5-year initiative to explore how well all high school instructors would be able to integrate competency-based instruction in designated work-related competencies into their courses and rate students' mastery of the competencies. Three teachers from each of 14 curricular areas attended a 1-week workshop and 1-week institute on competency-based approaches to achieving necessary skills. During the following year, the teachers achieved consensus on three competencies per SCANS category. The original teachers shared their experiences in a 2-day workshop, and one teacher from each discipline acted as a mentor to three newly selected teachers. The teachers then pilot tested the program during the 1993-94 school year. In a systematic formative evaluation of Project SCANS Integration's pilot test year, an external reviewer used program-specific instruments to interview 19 administrators, 54 teachers, and 36 students and to structure classroom observations at 20 schools. The preliminary evaluation findings were discussed with an evaluation cadre of 13 SCANS teachers and synthesized into a best practices handbook. (Appended are the following: SCANS performance checklists, pilot test log, evaluation instruments, cognitive learning theory table, and SCANS best practices handbook.) (MN)
Descriptors: Academic Education, Career Education, Competence, Competency Based Education, Education Work Relationship, Educational Practices, Formative Evaluation, High Schools, Integrated Curriculum, Pilot Projects, Program Effectiveness, Student Certification, Student Evaluation, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Dependents Schools (DOD), Washington, DC. European Area.
Authoring Institution: World Class Associates, Columbus, OH.