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Document Number: 5469

National Assessment of Vocational Education: Final Report to Congress - The National Assessment of Vocational Education (NAVE) is a congressionally mandated evaluation of the 1998 Carl D. Perkins Vocational and Technical Education Act and of the implementation and outcomes of vocational education in the United States. NAVE examines questions about the effectiveness of vocational education in improving student outcomes, the consequences of new funding and accountability provisions for programs and participants, the implementation and quality of vocational education, and the extent of its alignment with other reform efforts. This report also provides options for the future direction of vocational education legislation. One of the report's key findings is that vocational education has substantial short- and medium-term economic benefits for the majority of students, including those who are economically disadvantaged. (Marsha Silverberg, Elizabeth Warner, Michael Fong and David Goodwin, U.S. Department of Education, 2004)...

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