Work-based Learning Guide 2002
Evaluate for Progress
After the teacher-coordinator develops the training plan in cooperation with the training
sponsor, the student needs to be evaluated on a regular basis to determine if progress is
being made toward developing the specific job skills. If one does not exist, the teacher-
coordinator should develop an evaluation procedure that will measure student
performance and provide the student with information on current strengths and areas
where improvement is needed.
Developing a System for Evaluation
In developing an evaluation system, teacher-coordinators must determine the purpose of
the evaluation, what needs to be evaluated, when evaluation should occur, and how to
Purposes of Evaluation
In the work-based learning program, evaluation can provide the student, teacher-
coordinator, and training sponsor with information that will be helpful in planning future
instruction. Because evaluation can be used for many reasons, one of which is to
contribute to student grades, the purpose of conducting evaluations of students' on-the-
job training must be specifically identified before anything else is begun.
The structure and content of the form, the procedures, and the use of the information may
change, depending on the purpose of the evaluation. Teacher-coordinators should
carefully consider why evaluation is needed and state the purposes clearly, so students
and employers will understand and support the procedures. The form should identify the
work habits, personality traits, work adjustment skills, and basic skills needed for success
on the job.
Roles and Responsibilities
In evaluating student performance, the training sponsor identifies which skills the student
performs well and which skills the student needs to improve. The sponsor then helps the
student in improving specific job skills and informs the teacher-coordinator of skills
needing improvement so individual classroom instruction may be provided to the student.
The teacher-coordinator identifies what, when, and how to evaluate, as well as
procedures for evaluation and works with the training sponsor to conduct the evaluation
session with the student.
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