ERIC Number: ED331931
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Public-Private Partnership Program Evaluation. 1988-89.
This evaluation of the 1988-89 Public Private Partnership (PPP) program in Washington (District of Columbia) was seriously limited by the unavailability of statistical data on student progress and internship performance. PPP was designed to improve the preparation of high school students for the world of work by involving community businesses in developing career-oriented "schools-within-a-school." Based on an analysis of responses to a survey, a significantly greater proportion of PPP graduates than regular program graduates attended postsecondary schools, continued to pursue the course of study begun in high school, and were less likely to be unemployed. The following findings were inferred from available statistical data: (1) PPP does not appear to be adversely affected by scheduling, lack of teacher autonomy, or lack of resources, with the exception of textbooks; (2) participants appeared to meet program requirements for ability, academic achievement, citizenship, and performance in internships; and (3) parents liked the program. Statistical data are presented in 16 tables. (FMW)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: District of Columbia Public Schools, Washington, DC.