ERIC Number: ED414461
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Sep-9
Reference Count: N/A
Summative and Formative Evaluations, National Skill Standards Project. Prepared for the National Grocers Association.
Hamm, Michael S.
In 1993-1996, the Grocers Research and Educational Foundation of the National Grocers Association developed entry-level skill standards for the food marketing industry. A coalition formed early in the project directed the skill standard development process and solicited input from major organizations involved in the industry. The validity of the process used to develop the standards was subjected to formative and summative evaluations. Data for both evaluations were collected through the following methods: meetings and interviews with current project staff, telephone interviews with previous project staff, review of all project files, a telephone survey of coalition members, and field interviews with representatives of two large supermarket chains. The formative evaluation focused on the following: formation and operation of the coalition; procurement of appropriate technical assistance; the occupational analysis and standards development processes; incorporation of high-performance workplace concepts in the standards; marketing initiatives; assessment issues; certification issues; piloting initiatives; sustainability strategies; and the New Jersey Department of Education's involvement in the project. The following items were examined during the summative evaluation: performance in meeting stated objectives and additional objectives implied in the project. It was recommended that development of a accreditation process for the industry be undertaken as the project's next activity. (MN)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Grocers Association, Reston, VA.