ERIC Number: ED425283
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Dec-31
Reference Count: N/A
Self-Directed Workplace Literacy Distance Learning for Developmental Disabilities Workers: External Summative Evaluation Design.
This report presents an external summative evaluation plan for the Self-Directed Workplace Distance Learning for Developmental Disabilities Workers Project, a partnership between the Center for Advanced Study of Education and the Civil Service Employees Association, Inc., with the New York State Office of Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities. Project goals are described as documenting changes in literacy skills and other relevant variables over the course of training and linking these changes to the training intervention. Section 1 of the report describes in detail the following elements of the research design to be used: the participants, direct care workers employed in state-operated developmental disabilities centers, and overall design of data collection, a pretest-posttest nonequivalent control group design with participants in training receiving 96 hours of instruction over 6 months. Section 2 describes the measures to be used to assess expected outcomes of training: background measures, participant pretest and posttest measures, and supervisor ratings of participants at pretest and posttest. These measures include supervisor ratings of participants' job task completion and amount of improvement; participant self-ratings; reading comprehension test; writing measure; problem-solving test; and self-efficacy scale. Section 3 describes data analysis methods, including scale development, descriptive statistics, and evaluation of treatment effects using analysis of covariance. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Caregivers, Developmental Disabilities, Distance Education, Evaluation Criteria, Labor Education, Literacy Education, Models, Partnerships in Education, Program Effectiveness, Reading Comprehension, Reading Skills, Summative Evaluation, Unions, Workplace Literacy, Writing Skills
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC. National Workplace Literacy Program.
Authoring Institution: City Univ. of New York, NY. Center for Advanced Study in Education.