ERIC Number: ED457331
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
School-to-Careers: Report on the Year 4 Evaluation of Nevada's STC Implementation System.
Loesch-Griffin, Deborah; Rye, Alyssa
This report is a summary of the evaluation of the Nevada School-to-Careers (STC) Year 4 (1999-2000) implementation and the extent to which implementation supported eight messages STC is intended to send. Results from three surveys are included: Quantitative Benchmark Survey, School Implementation Profile, and Student Exit Survey. All regional partnerships--Washoe, Western, Northeastern, and Southern--were studied. Both qualitative and quantitative data provide evidence to support all eight messages: (1) students are motivated to learn and reach for higher standards because they see the relevance of their studies; (2) career pathways provide all students with a focus for achieving their career and academic goals; (3) employer involvement in education leads to powerful and relevant learning experiences for all students; (4) community members who work together deliver relevant learning experiences for all students; (5) involved parents help all students reach their full potential; (6) educators understand economic and community needs and demonstrate competencies required by licensure to integrate real life applications into classes; (7) student learning experiences in the community lead to academic and career success; and (8) the STC system in Nevada impacts dropout rates. (Eighteen graphs and three charts are included. Appendixes include Nevada STC evaluation and communication statewide messages; recommended changes to benchmarks for evaluating STC implementation system; evaluation objectives and methodologies; and quantitative benchmark survey and school implementation profile.) (YLB)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Career Education, Career Planning, Dropout Prevention, Education Work Relationship, Goal Orientation, Graduate Surveys, Outcomes of Education, Parent Participation, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Program Implementation, Public Relations, School Business Relationship, Secondary Education, State Programs, Statewide Planning, Student Motivation, Student School Relationship, Work Experience
For full text: http://www.nevada.edu/stc/fullyr4.pdf.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Nevada State Dept. of Education, Carson City. School-to-Career State Council.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Nevada