ERIC Number: ED404536
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995-May-30
Missouri Comprehensive Guidance Program Evaluation Project: Phase IV. Final Report.
Missouri Univ., Columbia.
A study reported on progress in developing statewide norm-referenced evaluation scales for high and middle school students. Phase IV goals were to develop and try out a guidance curriculum results evaluation survey format for use by local school district personnel and to explore ways to analyze and use Missouri School Improvement data to understand the possible links between high quality guidance programs as perceived by school faculty and staff, students, and parents and students' self-efficacy and their mastery of guidance competencies. Students in regular classrooms--3,224 high school and 3,271 middle school students--completed the survey. Study results demonstrated clearly that the factor structure of self-efficacy ratings of these guidance competencies replicated an assignment by school professionals who developed the Missouri Comprehensive Guidance Program (MCGP) of guidance competencies into categories and three scope and sequence areas and supported the correspondence between student organization of categories into one of three factors and prior expert assignment of categories to one of three areas within the MCGP scope and sequence and the use of the statewide, norm-referenced guidance competency self-efficacy scales as pre/post measures to aid in evaluating the impact of guidance classroom activities. (Appendixes include a list of 23 references, 3 tables, a draft version of the reporting format, draft of a results evaluation framework, and advance questions to the Board of Education). (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Missouri State Dept. of Elementary and Secondary Education, Jefferson City. Div. of Vocational and Adult Education.
Authoring Institution: Missouri Univ., Columbia.
Identifiers - Location: Missouri