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ERIC Number: ED437418
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Nov
Pages: 23
Abstractor: N/A
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Designing Evaluation Strategies Which Support Skills Training and That Report Individual Performance Measures for Child Protective Services Personnel.
Nunno, Michael
State child welfare systems need to invest significant resources developing training programs that build knowledge and skill levels of the child welfare workforce. Often these training programs have produced only limited results, perhaps because the training is not linked directly to the knowledge and skills necessary to perform complex human services tasks. New York sought to improve its training effectiveness by developing an outcome-based child protective curriculum derived from knowledge and skill competencies articulated by its child welfare supervisory and managerial workforce. This movement to an outcome-based curriculum necessitated a major shift in evaluation strategy from testing group learning to testing individual performance. This paper addresses this shift and discusses an embedded evaluation strategy that supports New York's outcome-based training and individual performance measures of skill and knowledge prior to, during, and after training. The focus of the discussion is on training and employment consequences. The evaluation will include knowledge testing, attitude testing, and skills testing. Some potential problems with the design are outlined. (Contains 8 tables and 13 references.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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Identifiers - Location: New York