ERIC Number: ED362699
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Tilden High School Tech Prep Final Report.
Chicago Public Schools, IL.
Tilden High School in Chicago, Illinois, received a grant to plan a tech prep program. A planning committee, consisting of postsecondary instructional personnel, vocational and academic teachers, community and private industry representatives, and parents, met at least monthly to clarify the future tech prep program's focus and identify the program components that would be required. Staff development activities to bridge vocational-technical and academic curricula were developed, and training sessions were held for 59 Tilden teachers. A core team of two vocational-technical teachers and two teachers from each of the four major academic areas planned the tech prep curriculum. Sites for work-based learning experiences were identified, more than 20 students were selected to participate in two internship programs offered through Daley College, and over 200 students were scheduled for vocational-technical courses offered under the tech prep program. The tech prep planning and program activities have resulted in gains in teacher effectiveness and student achievement scores (with the largest test score gains being recorded for special education students participating in the program). (Information on project staffing, staff development activities, and student recruitment efforts is appended along with equipment purchase orders and publicity materials.) (MN)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Illinois State Board of Education, Springfield. Dept. of Adult, Vocational and Technical Education.
Authoring Institution: Chicago Public Schools, IL.