ERIC Number: ED389887
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Tech-Prep Mathematics in New York State.
Brodsky, Stanley M.
A study sought to determine the extent to which mathematics content in tech prep programs in New York state matched or differed from the content of the three Regents college preparatory courses. Data were gathered through questionnaires received from a sample of 24 of the state's 30 tech prep consortia providing information about 27 curricula. Some of the results included the following: (1) almost 60 percent of the tech-prep mathematics curricula reported using only applied courses and no college preparatory sequential mathematics courses; (2) only two mathematics curricula were integrated into other subjects rather than being given as separate courses; (3) 20 percent of the tech prep programs included either 2 or all 3 of the Regents college preparatory mathematics courses; (4) the curricula typically covered just over 40 percent of the topics in the Regents curriculum; (5) agreement with State Framework Math Statements was substantial; and (6) anticipated changes to be brought about by various legislation and technology changes will have an impact on the curricula of the tech prep schools. (The report includes 31 tables and figures representing the topics covered in the various mathematics courses in the tech prep schools and in the mathematics framework.) (KC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: New York State Education Dept., Albany. Bureau of Postsecondary Grants Administration.
Authoring Institution: City Univ. of New York, NY. Center for Advanced Study in Education.
Identifiers: New York