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ERIC Number: ED417311
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Nov
Pages: 40
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
North Carolina Trend Data for Program Years 1992-1993, 1993-1994, 1994-1995, 1995-1996, 1996-1997. Performance Report.
North Carolina State Dept. of Public Education, Raleigh.
In North Carolina, work force development education (WDE) begins in grade 6 with exploratory courses and leads to specialized classroom instruction in grades 11 and 12. Since 1992-1993, North Carolina's WDE programs have been evaluated with respect to eight long-range performance standards. Only in the case of standard 1 (all students will have career development plans appropriate to their designated career goals) was steady progress made from 1992-1993 to 1996-1997 (23.73% to 97.96%). Fewer schools met standard 7 (the completer unemployment rate will be lower than the county's youth unemployment rate) in 1996-1997 (93.66%) than in 1992-1993 (95.09%). In the cases of the other standards examined, 1996-1997 indicators were slightly to somewhat higher than 1992-1993 indicators; however, the progress was not steady throughout the intervening years. When asked to rate completers of WDE on a scale of 0 to 5, the 4,534 North Carolina employers who responded to a survey of 11,540 employers gave the completers a 4.0 on most items (including knowledge of duties, accuracy/quality of work, and attendance), a 3.9 on knowledge of technical information, and a 4.1 on ability to get along. On average, 3,600 employers were involved in curriculum development and vocational student organizations annually. (MN)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: North Carolina State Dept. of Public Education, Raleigh.
Identifiers - Location: North Carolina
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Carl D Perkins Vocational and Applied Technology Education Act 1990