ERIC Number: ED391051
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Nov-6
Reference Count: N/A
An Evaluation of Tech Prep in Ohio. Year One Final Report.
MGT of America, Inc., Tallahassee, FL.
In January 1995, a private research firm conducted the first year of a 5-year evaluation of tech prep (TP) in Ohio. State- and consortium-level baseline data about the following were collected: state policies/practices for TP; role of consortia in TP; professional development of instructors/administrators for TP; selected groups' knowledge/attitudes about TP; and impact of TP on current/former students. Data were collected from the following: interviews with 21 consortium coordinators, 22 school district and 22 joint vocational services district representatives, 24 community/technical college and 9 four-year university representatives, 20 business/industry and 11 labor representatives, 10 parents of TP students, and 12 TP students; survey of all 712 students and parents of students enrolled in TP in 1994-95; and survey of 287 business/industry representatives identified by consortium coordinators as individuals familiar with the efforts of local TP consortia. Data from the interviews, the 70 responses to the student/parent survey (10% response rate), and the 113 responses to the business/industry survey (39% response rate) were analyzed. Issues requiring further study were identified, and the evaluation plans for the remaining 4 years of the study were detailed. (Appendixes constituting approximately 75% of this document contain the 14 survey instruments and tallied results.) (MN)
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Consortia, Education Work Relationship, Educational Policy, Educational Practices, Educational Trends, Employee Attitudes, Employer Attitudes, High Schools, Outcomes of Education, Parent Attitudes, Postsecondary Education, Professional Development, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Questionnaires, Research Needs, School Business Relationship, State Surveys, Statewide Planning, Student Attitudes, Tech Prep, Technical Institutes, Two Year Colleges, Universities, Vocational Directors, Vocational Education Teachers, Vocational Schools
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Ohio Board of Regents, Columbus.
Authoring Institution: MGT of America, Inc., Tallahassee, FL.