ERIC Number: ED444036
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: N/A
National Assessment of Vocational Education (NAVE): Overview of Evaluation Plan.
National Assessment of Vocational Education (ED), Washington, DC.
The Carl D. Perkins Vocational and Technical Education Act as amended in 1998 (Perkins III) requires that a national assessment of vocational education (NAVE) be conducted. Several key policy issues are likely to shape the course of vocational education and of the NAVE: (1) the small federal investment in vocational education relative to overall federal education spending; (2) the focus of education reforms on improving students' academic achievement; and (3) changes in accountability and funding provisions in Perkins III. The NAVE will seek to discover which strategies improve the performance of vocational students, what are the pathways by which sub-baccalaureate students prepare for careers, and whether the policy shift to flexibility and accountability is likely to improve program quality and student outcomes for regular and special needs students. The NAVE study agenda calls for diverse data collection and analysis methods and the study of key issues in both secondary and postsecondary vocational education. Because NAVE results must be reported to Congress by July 2002, the study will reflect the very early efforts made in response to new provisions in Perkins III. (KC)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Compliance (Legal), Educational Change, Educational Legislation, Educational Policy, Federal Legislation, Outcomes of Education, Postsecondary Education, Program Evaluation, Research Methodology, Secondary Education, Special Needs Students, Vocational Education
For full text: http://www.ed.gov/offices/OUS/eval/NAVE/evaluation.html.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Assessment of Vocational Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Carl D Perkins Vocational and Technical Education Act 1998