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Bragg, Debra D.; Harmon, Timothy; Kirby, Catherine L.; Kim, Sujung – Office of Community College Research and Leadership, 2009
This report provides initial results of Illinois' Shifting Gears Initiative that operated between July 1, 2007 and June 30, 2009. This mixed method (qualitative and quantitative) evaluation sought to accomplish three goals: (1) to assess program and student outcomes for two models (adult education and developmental education) for two target groups…
Descriptors: Outcomes of Education, Adult Education, Program Implementation, Teaching Methods
Jankowski, Natasha A.; Kirby, Catherine L.; Bragg, Debra D.; Taylor, Jason L.; Oertle, Kathleen M. – Office of Community College Research and Leadership, 2009
This booklet provides information to multiple stakeholders on the implementation of career clusters in Illinois. The booklet is an extension of the previous edition titled "An Introduction to Illinois CTE Programs of Study" (2008), and provides a resource for partners to understand Illinois' Career Cluster Model as its own adaptation of…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Career Development, Partnerships in Education, Program Implementation
Taylor, Jason L.; Kirby, Catherine L., Bragg, Debra D.; Oertle, Kathleen M.; Jankowski, Natasha A.; Khan, Sadya S. – Office of Community College Research and Leadership, 2009
This guide begins with background information useful to understanding Illinois' framework for implementation and evaluation of Programs of Study. It starts with a visual depiction of the relationships between activity at the federal, state and local levels that evolved to the creation of Illinois' Career Cluster Model. This Model, which is based…
Descriptors: Educational Principles, Program Effectiveness, Program Implementation, Program Evaluation