ERIC Number: ED382860
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Apr-27
Reference Count: N/A
Washington Year Two Tech Prep Planning and Implementation Survey Summary.
Owens, Thomas R.
All of Washington's 22 tech prep consortium directors responded to a 1994 survey examining selected aspects of tech prep planning/implementation. Ten of Washington's 22 consortia reported having tech prep students (only 1 of 15 consortia in 1992-93), and secondary student enrollment in tech prep programs totaled 2,203 (170 in 1992-93). All 19 consortia reporting on the core elements of their tech prep programs required students to complete a student education plan, 18 required students to take vocational-technical courses, and 11 required students to take at least 1 applied academics course. Eight or more of the consortia had formal articulation agreements in business/office/marketing, engineering/technology, and mechanical/industrial/trade. Two had agreements in agriculture, and three had agreements in health/human services. Throughout Washington, 260 secondary schools, 56 postsecondary institutions, 168 businesses, and 40 labor groups were involved in tech prep planning and/or implementation. Lack of staff, time, and money dedicated to tech prep and lack of truly integrated curricula were the most commonly perceived program limitations. Compared with the previous year, a smaller percentage of the consortia's funds was spent on general administration and a larger percentage was spent on staff and curriculum development. (MN)
Descriptors: Articulation (Education), Consortia, Cooperative Planning, Core Curriculum, Counseling Services, Curriculum Development, Educational Cooperation, Educational Needs, Enrollment, Financial Support, Inservice Teacher Education, Marketing, Outcomes of Education, Program Costs, Program Development, Program Evaluation, Program Implementation, School Business Relationship, School Counseling, Secondary Education, Staff Development, State Programs, State Surveys, Student Characteristics, Tables (Data), Tech Prep, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Northwest Regional Educational Lab., Portland, OR. Education and Work Program.