California Compliance School, Kern Community College District and California Department of Toxic Substances Control, “Training Evaluation Proposal and Training Evaluation Contract.” 2008. R. Steven Daniels, Principal Investigator (Public Service Institute), $4,998.

R. Steven Daniels

R. Steven Daniels

California Compliance School (CCS) is a joint program of California Environmental Protection Agency’s (Cal/EPA) Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) and the California Community Colleges. It brings basic hazardous waste compliance training to generators throughout the state.

This report uses an evaluation model developed by Professor Donald Kirkpatrick that the training community has used for several decades (Johnson, 2007; Kirkpatrick & Kirkpatrick, 2006, 2007). The model focuses on four levels of evaluation: reaction, learning, behavior, and results.

The evaluation uses the student evaluation forms to assess student reaction to the program; a pre-test, post-test design to determine the degree of student learning; and a follow-up survey to CCS graduates to identify changes in behavior and their effect on organizational compliance with hazardous waste management regulations.

Reports (PSI 09-003, 09-004) issued on April 26, 2009, and September 15, 2009.

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