ERIC Number: ED365866
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Tech Prep Planning and Implementation Grants. 1992-1993 Final Report.
North Carolina State Dept. of Community Colleges, Raleigh.; North Carolina State Dept. of Public Instruction, Raleigh.
An evaluation was conducted of tech prep, a focused, sequential 6-year course of study for high school and technical college students in North Carolina, using 19 criteria that were identified as being necessary to qualify for tech prep funding. Evaluation activities carried out by the North Carolina Departments of Public Instruction and Community Colleges included regional meetings at which each of the 45 funded tech prep consortia gave brief oral presentations highlighting the year's activities and a review of executive summaries and budget sheets by third-party contractors. There was some uncertainty associated with the evaluation process, because third-party evaluators were not present during the meetings. However, analysis of the summaries and the reviews produced the following observations: (1) most of the programs were rated average or above average; (2) postsecondary activity was rated low in collaboration, curriculum development, and staff development; (3) activities to establish program services for special populations were also rated somewhat low; (4) business and industry collaboration also lagged somewhat, especially on the postsecondary level; (5) purposes addressed, grant objectives addressed, articulation, and marketing strategies were rated above average for all consortia; and (6) few evaluation efforts appeared to have been made. The study concluded that tech prep was generally a positive program, but that it had not developed a consistent thematic approach throughout the state. (This report includes summaries of the 45 programs that were evaluated, 28 figures, and 4 tables.) (KC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: North Carolina State Dept. of Community Colleges, Raleigh.; North Carolina State Dept. of Public Instruction, Raleigh.
Identifiers: North Carolina; Tech Prep
Note: For a related document, see CE 065 569.