ERIC Number: ED417311
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Nov
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)
Descriptors: Education Work Relationship, Educational Legislation, Educational Objectives, Educational Trends, Federal Legislation, Labor Force Development, National Standards, Outcomes of Education, Program Development, Program Effectiveness, Secondary Education, State Programs, Statewide Planning, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: 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