ERIC Number: ED365865
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
Tech Prep Planning and Implementation Grants. 1991-1992 Final Report.
North Carolina State Dept. of Community Colleges, Raleigh.; North Carolina State Dept. of Public Instruction, Raleigh.
Tech prep final project reports for the 1991-92 school year submitted by participating consortia members in North Carolina were analyzed to compile a data summary. (Tech prep is a focused, sequential 6-year course of study for high school and technical college students in North Carolina.) Data for the summary were gathered from an instrument developed by the North Carolina Departments of Public Instruction and Community Colleges and distributed to all 41 tech prep consortia members. Analysis of the data gathered with the questionnaires showed that approximately 7,000 teachers and staff were involved in tech prep during the year, with about 20 percent involved on the secondary level. Student involvement in the tech prep programs grew during the year, as enrollment in general education courses dropped. A small number of special population students were enrolled in tech prep during the year, but the numbers of those students who had preregistered for the following school year increased. Most students enrolled in tech prep were performing at or above their grade levels. During the year, staff orientation was completed, study guides were developed, and curriculums were enhanced. The study concluded that tech prep programs are helping the state make substantial progress toward a goal of preparing 85 percent of all high school graduates in a college prep or college preparatory course of study. The number of consortia offering tech prep increased from 41 to 45 for the following school year, and administrative and staff size grew by more than 50 percent for the 1990-91 to the 1991-92 year. The tech prep programs were moving from initial planning phases into fully implemented curricula. (The report includes 25 figures, 5 tables, and a list of the participating consortia.) (KC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: North Carolina State Dept. of Community Colleges, Raleigh.; North Carolina State Dept. of Public Instruction, Raleigh.
Identifiers - Location: North Carolina