ERIC Number: ED384790
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Vocational Education. Changes at High School Level after Amendments to Perkins Act. Report to Congressional Committees.
General Accounting Office, Washington, DC. Health, Education, and Human Services Div.
A study compared student participation and program features in high school vocational education programs in school year 1993-94 (after enactment of Perkins amendments) with 1990-91 (before enactment). Questionnaires were mailed to a nationally representative sample of public secondary schools and their associated central district offices in two surveys, one for 1990-91 and another for 1993-94. Changes that had taken place among students from special populations and in vocational education programs were identified. Four school districts were visited. Findings indicated that removal of the set-aside requirement for students from special population groups did not inhibit their participation, limit the availability of services, or affect their postgraduation status. Participation in vocational education was virtually unchanged. Availability of support services increased for all students, including students from special populations. College attendance and employment were generally unchanged. Efforts to improve quality showed progress, but recommended approaches had yet to reach many classrooms. Schools and districts increased use of quality approaches, but relatively few students were served. School districts reported an increase in the use of various measures in their self-assessment process. (Appendixes include scope and methodology, supplementary tables, aggregated responses to surveys, and Department of Education comments.) (YLB)
Descriptors: Ancillary School Services, Educational Change, Educational Legislation, Federal Aid, Federal Legislation, High Schools, Program Improvement, Special Needs Students, Student Participation, Vocational Education
U.S. General Accounting Office, P.O. Box 6015, Gaithersburg, MD 20884-6015 (first copy free; additional copies $2 each; 100 or more: 25% discount).
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: General Accounting Office, Washington, DC. Health, Education, and Human Services Div.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Carl D Perkins Vocational and Applied Technology Education Act 1990