ERIC Number: ED376310
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Federal Workplace Literacy Project. Internal Evaluation Report.
Matuszak, David J.
This report describes the following components of the Nestle Workplace Literacy Project: six job task analyses, curricula for six workplace basic skills training programs, delivery of courses using these curricula, and evaluation of the process. These six job categories were targeted for training: forklift loader/checker, BB's processing systems operator, department mechanic, Pearson kitchen helper, Butterfinger packaging systems operator, and Butterfinger manufacturing systems operator. A total of 109 participants attended classes from these target groups. The curriculum development process included design of instruction for a 48-hour class in each job category. According to the evaluation, four of the six courses resulted in observable improvements in job performance. The report includes an overview of the training conducted, description of job performance outcomes, and discussion of learner achievement outcomes for each of the six job categories. Summaries of answers to the evaluation questions grouped by the six job categories are appended. A critical review of the Internal Evaluation is divided into three sections. The first establishes the basis for evaluation review or metaevaluation and gives those models with differing criteria of goodness in evaluation. The second section looks at the structure of the evaluation project as a whole. It makes suggestions for reformatting the contents and enhancing readability. Section 3 makes specific comments on the draft itself. The review closes by endorsing the evaluation of what appeared to be an excellent educational program. (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC. National Workplace Literacy Program.
Authoring Institution: Nestle Chocolate and Confections, Franklin Park, IL.