ERIC Number: ED429171
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-May
Reference Count: N/A
Ohio's Accountability System for Career Development: How Do We Know We Make a Difference? AACE Bonus Brief.
In response to trends toward greater accountability expectations for educational programs, a study evaluated the success of the implementation of Ohio's Individual Career Plan (ICP). The ICP is a document initiated by students no later than grade 8 that helps to outline initial career goals and educational plans to reach those goals. A core standard and performance measure was designed and has been in place since 1994. Through an interval sample process, 2 percent of the state's students in grades 8, 10, and 12 are interviewed each year about their career goals, the courses they plan to take in high school to reach those goals, and what they plan to do after high school to reach the goals. It is expected that at least 75 percent of students will be able to articulate career goals and appropriate educational paths to reach those goals; in 1998, 87-91 percent of students responded appropriately. Comparisons of districts with and without ICPs indicated that students with ICPs were more able to articulate career goals. ICP programs' annual reports document program success with quantitative student data, major program accomplishments, and at least one outstanding achievement. Self-directed professional growth for career coordinators also is encouraged as part of the overall effort to make Ohio's career development program accountable and continuously improving. (KC)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Association for Career Education, Hermosa Beach, CA.
Identifiers - Location: Ohio