ERIC Number: ED392885
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Delaware State Consortium on Technical Preparation Programs. Policy and Procedure Manual.
Delaware Technical and Community Coll., Dover.; Delaware Statewide Vocational - Technical High Schools.
Tech prep is a program of at least 2 years of structured high school training that leads to a postsecondary degree or certificate. Tech prep programs contain a rigorous common core of mathematics, science, communications, and technology at the secondary level that are geared specifically to a technical career path. Based on the Delaware experience, this manual provides a structured approach for counselors, students, and parents to use in selecting a tech prep program of study for a high school student who intends to enter a technical career. The manual contains proposed programs of study that provide sequences of courses that assure that academic and technical content are taught in a coherent and sequential manner. Typical programs are suggested. The manual contains six sections. The first section presents a model of program organization. It includes information on these topics: administration, partnership, articulation, articulation agreements, business-industry-labor cooperation, committees, the Developing a Curriculum (DACUM) process, and career guidance. Student progress is the topic of the second section, which includes information about the high school phase, student recruitment, the postsecondary transition, credits, placement tests, postsecondary programs, and visiting instructors. The third section outlines the methods and needs of data collection in a tech prep program, including the following: teacher data collection, postsecondary procedures, evaluation and assessment, descriptive studies, admission criteria, achievement score comparisons between tech prep and other students, and a flowchart of the process. The fourth section highlights the school and community tech prep model, including program entry and admission to higher education; the fifth section concentrates on operation of the Delaware Consortium for Tech Prep and the responsibilities of each of the participating groups, which are further clarified in the sixth section. (KC)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.; Delaware State Dept. of Public Instruction, Dover.
Authoring Institution: Delaware Technical and Community Coll., Dover.; Delaware Statewide Vocational - Technical High Schools.
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