ERIC Number: ED402431
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Nov
An Evaluation Plan for the Saginaw Valley School-to-Work Partnership Serving the Counties of Arenac, Bay, Midland, and Saginaw, Michigan.
Saginaw Public Schools, MI. Dept. of Evaluation, Testing, and Research.
This publication describes an evaluation design developed to assess school-to-work (STW) efforts throughout the Saginaw Valley STW Partnership area in Michigan. An introduction is followed by an overview of the aim of evaluation. Section 3 describes how the variables pertinent to the evaluation of the STW program initiative were identified, defined, and classified. It discusses sources for a matrix used to specify the variables for which data were to be gathered. The final form of the matrix is included. Variables in the evaluation plan are then listed. Section 4 details the methods, procedures, and instruments developed to collect information on the variables pertinent to the evaluation. Three lists are provided: STW data collection instruments, data from existing sources, and methods of STW data collection. Section 5 addresses two additional considerations for implementing the evaluation plan: agents and funding. Section 6 presents how the variables pertinent to the evaluation plan might best be stored, amalgamated, and reported through a management information system (MIS) database and data analyses. Section 7, on reporting, covers reporting formats and timelines. The report contains 19 references and 63 supplemental STW references. The bulk of the document consists of appendixes that contain the following: lists of evaluation elements; data collection instruments; directory of contact persons; brief discussion of sampling methodology; sample employment education development plans; outline of an STW MIS; outlines of actual evaluation reports; and STW glossary. (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Michigan State Jobs Commission, Lansing.
Authoring Institution: Saginaw Public Schools, MI. Dept. of Evaluation, Testing, and Research.
Identifiers - Location: Michigan