ERIC Number: ED396483
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Matching Information in National Data Collection Programs to a Model of Post-School Outcomes and Indicators. Technical Report 17.
McGrew, Kevin S.; And Others
This investigation mapped the correspondence between indicators at the post-school level included in the comprehensive system of educational outcomes and indicators developed by the National Center for Educational Outcomes (NCEO) and indicators included in select national data collection programs. The NCEO model articulates outcomes and indicators seen as appropriate for all students, including students with disabilities. The study found that approximately one-half of important post-school outcomes for all students are represented in 10 national data collection programs. On the average, there was less than one national data collection program represented per outcome indicator. Post-school outcome indicators for students with disabilities were less available than those found at the school completion level. Recommendations are provided to revise national data collection programs in order to produce useful policy-relevant information regarding post-school completion outcomes for students with disabilities. They are: attention needs to be directed to the development of indicators in all NCEO post-school outcome domains; the NCEO conceptual model of outcomes should be reviewed for ideas on new outcomes or indicators to include in ongoing or future national studies; individuals and organizations developing instrumentation for national data collection programs should review the instruments and methodology reports of the National Longitudinal Transition Study of Special Education (NLTS) for ideas on how to develop strategies for measuring outcomes for all students. The following data collection programs were evaluated: (1) NLTS; (2) National Adult Literacy Survey; (3) National Household Education Survey; (4) National Health Interview Survey; (5) National Survey of Family Growth; (6) National Crime Survey; (7) Current Population Survey; (8) National Household Survey on Drug Abuse; (9) Monitoring the Future; and (10) National Longitudinal Alcohol Epidemiologic Survey. Figures and tables present the NCEO model and the mapping of outcomes/indicators with the data collection programs. (Contains 26 references.) (DB)
Descriptors: Adjustment (to Environment), Adults, Comparative Analysis, Data Collection, Disabilities, Educational Assessment, Educational Objectives, Models, National Programs, National Standards, Outcomes of Education, Postsecondary Education
National Center on Educational Outcomes, University of Minnesota, 350 Elliott Hall, 75 East River Road, Minneapolis, MN 55455 ($10).
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Center on Educational Outcomes, Minneapolis, MN.