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STANDARD VIII – EVALUATION
COMPLETION AND PLACEMENT
STANDARD VIII - EVALUATION
E. Completion and Placement:

Written policies and procedures are followed that
provide an effective means to regularly assess,
document, and validate the quality of the education
and training services provided relative to
completion and placement rates, as applicable.

Completion: The number of participants who
complete the programs and courses in which they
enroll is consistent with the benchmarks
established by the Accrediting Commission (67%).
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STANDARD VIII - EVALUATION
E. Completion and Placement (continued):

Placement: Institutions offering vocational programs
provide job placement assistance to graduates and
document the results to enhance the effectiveness
of the training services provided.
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The quality of such programs is validated by
positive training-related outcomes consistent with
the benchmarks established by the Accrediting
Commission (70%).
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KEY POINTS…
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Vocational institutions must use Document 28.1 to
track completion and placement for all programs.
ACCET Benchmarks:
 Completion = 67%
 Placement = 70%
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CONSIDER THIS…
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UNDERSTANDING AND USING ACCET DOCUMENT 28.1
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Report all programs on separate 28.1s. This includes
reporting full-time and part-time (and day / evening)
programs, as well as IDL programs separately.
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The compilation of completion and placement data must
be tracked by the scheduled graduation date
(month/year) as a cohort, not the start or placement date.

Transfers In/Out – If a student’s graduation date changes
(LOA, course retake, etc.) they are transferred out of their
original cohort and transferred in to the new expected
graduation month cohort.
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UNDERSTANDING AND USING ACCET DOCUMENT 28.1
 Completion:
Column A vs. Column B
 Waivers
- A student may be counted as a
placement waiver if they sign an attestation
indicating why they are waiving placement.
 Only
15% of those Column A graduates can
be counted as waivers – Doc. 28.1 will note
any adjustments.
 Be
prepared to discuss and/or document
mitigating circumstances.
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TYPES OF PLACEMENTS
Employment is considered “training-related” if it correlates to the
programs’ stated vocational objectives. Non-training-related
positions will be disallowed.
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General/Full-time
Part-time
Temporary
Self-employed
Continuing Employment/Upgrade as a Placement
Self-assessed Progress
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MINIMUM INFORMATION REQUIRED FOR
PLACEMENT
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Name of student
Completion date
Program name
Employment information:
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Employment start date
Job title and/or description of placement
Name of employer, mailing address, telephone number
and email address
Employer contact person
Documentation of self-employment, part-time
employment, temporary employment, continuous
employment
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WHAT THE ON-SITE TEAM WILL LOOK FOR…
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A team will verify that the students you report as completers have in fact
met minimum attendance and academic requirements. If final
transcripts/attendance records do NOT indicate such, these
“completions” will be disallowed by the team.
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The team will verify documentation of waivers. All waivers reported on
the 28.1 must be documented, including student signature and date.
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The team will verify placements by calling employers and/or students.
The team may disallow placements, thereby adjusting the program’s
placement rate for a cohort (and therefore for the entire year), based on
any of the following: placements deemed by the team to be nontraining-related; graduate not employed by the company for at least 30
days, lack of student attestation.
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Use the “transfer in/transfer out” columns judiciously. And remember
that a student who does not complete the program is a drop, not a
“transfer out.”
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LET’S PRACTICE…
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You are the owner/director of a vocational, Title-IV eligible
school with a single main campus (no branches, no auxiliary
classrooms). Your school offers only one program – Medical
Assistant, a 720-hour (9 month) program.
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Your school is scheduled for an on-site evaluation visit in
February 2014; therefore, you will prepare Document 28.1 for
the calendar year 2013.

Please complete Document 28.1 for two cohorts – the groups
of students scheduled to graduate in September 2012 and the
group of students scheduled to graduate in October 2012. Use
the information on the next two pages.
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STUDENT INFO
NAME
START DATE
EXPECTED GRAD DATE ACTUAL GRAD DATE
NOTES
Kevin Sensenig
JAN 13
SEPT 13
SEPT 13
Now Working – MA (30 days)
Thomas Tillia
JAN 13
SEPT 13
SEPT 13
Now Working – MA (30 days)
Nick Hastain
JAN 13
SEPT 13
DROPPED
Health Issues (hip
replacement)
Liz Schafer
JAN 13
SEPT 13
DROPPED
Got a job – medical assistant
(30+ days)
Dave Wilson
JAN 13
SEPT 13
SEPT 13
Not yet employed (keeps
canceling interviews)
Steven Johnson
JAN 13
SEPT 13
SEPT 13
Now working – MA(30 days)
Scott Faulstick
JAN 13
SEPT 13
OCT 13
Took LOA; returned. Now
working – med asst.
Kristin Georger
JAN 13
SEPT 13
Terminated
SAP
Grace Kye
JAN 13
SEPT 13
DROPPED
Got a job – copy editor (30+
days)
Peggy Tiderman
JAN 13
SEPT 13
SEPT 13
Waived placement assistance;
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continuing education
STUDENT INFO
NAME
START DATE
EXPECTED GRAD DATE ACTUAL GRAD DATE
NOTES
Roger Williams
FEB 13
OCT 13
OCT 13
Now Working – MA (15 days)
Charlie Matterson
FEB 13
OCT 13
Dropped
Transportation
Scott Faulstick
JAN 13
SEP 13
OCT 13
Returned from LOA. Now
working – MA (30 days)
John Gregg
FEB 13
OCT 13
OCT 13
Now working – MA (30 days)
Tibby Loveman
FEB 13
OCT 13
DROPPED
Took LOA; did not return
Vickey Hey
FEB 13
OCT 13
OCT 13
Waived placement assistance;
military service
Judy Hendrickson
FEB 13
OCT 13
DROPPED
Plans to Restart in 2013
George Carter
FEB 13
OCT 13
DEC 13
Repeated a course. Not yet
employed
Res Helfer
FEB 13
OCT 13
DROPPED
Got a job - medical
transcriptionist
Mathew Nessan
FEB 13
OCT 13
OCT 13
Now working – MA (30 days)
Cristina Rodarte
FEB 13
OCT 13
Terminated
Attendance
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WE ARE BELOW BENCHMARK…
Now what?
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ACCET STANDARD VIII-E
COMPLETION AND PLACEMENT QUIZ
1.
Document 28.1(s) must be submitted for each program at each
campus on an annual basis.
a.
b.
2.
Students identified as “column 5a completers” on Document 28.1 must
meet the following criteria:
a.
b.
c.
d.
3.
True
False
The institution’s minimum attendance requirements
The institution’s minimum academic requirements
Graduate within 150% of the published length of the program
All of the above
Students who drop out of the program but receive training-related
employment should be classified on Document 28.1 as:
a.
b.
c.
d.
Column 5a completers
Column 5b completers
Waivers
Placements
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ACCET STANDARD VIII – E
COMPLETION AND PLACEMENT QUIZ
4. The maximum percentage of acceptable waivers per program is:
a.
b.
c.
d.
20%
15%
10%
100%
5. Students who plan to become self-employed after completing a program in
which self-employment is a common vocational objective must acknowledge
that fact in writing:
a.
b.
c.
d.
e.
At the time of enrollment
Upon graduation
No sooner than 30 days following graduation
Answers B and C, as noted above
Answers A, B, and C, as noted above
6. The number of starts, completions, and placements should be recorded on
Document 28.1, based upon:
a.
b.
c.
The start date
The scheduled graduation date (month/year)
The placement date
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ACCET STANDARD VIII – E
COMPLETION AND PLACEMENT QUIZ
7. Graduates recorded as placements on Document 28.1 must meet the following
criteria:
a.
b.
c.
d.
Receive a position in a training-related field
Complete a minimum of 30 days of employment
Recite the institution’s mission
Answers A & B, as noted above
8. Graduates who continue employment at the same company must verify that
they benefited from training by:
a.
b.
c.
d.
Receiving a promotion
Receiving an increase in responsibility
Receiving a salary increase
Any one of the above
9. There are _(#?)_ types of placements:
a.
b.
c.
Five
Six
Eight
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