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ERIC Number: EJ1220493
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1042-0541
Are Agriculture Students More Career Ready? A Comparative Analysis of Illinois Juniors
Mouser, David M.; Sheng, Zhaohui; Thoron, Andrew C.
Journal of Agricultural Education, v60 n2 p15-27 2019
In a state facing broad budget shortfalls, agricultural education programs have to show their value in relation to other key subject areas, such as math and reading. The best agricultural education programs follow a three-component model of instruction, including classroom experience, leadership development through FFA involvement, and an experience-based activity through a Supervised Agricultural Experience program (SAE). Each year state FFA associations recognize top chapters with gold or silver emblem designations. In this quantitative study, we compare eleventh grade Illinois agriculture students from Gold and Silver Emblem FFA chapters to all other Illinois eleventh-grade students on ACT WorkKeys assessments designed to measure levels of career readiness. In addition, we also provide a comparison of Illinois agriculture students from Gold and Silver Emblem FFA chapters to all juniors tested from the same schools. The assessment results indicated that the selected group of agriculture students are more career ready than their peers, particularly in the area of math.
American Association for Agricultural Education. P.O. Box 7607, Department of Agricultural and Extension Education, Raleigh, NC 27695. Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education; Grade 11
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Illinois
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Work Keys (ACT)
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