ERIC Number: ED380676
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-Dec-30
Mt. Hood Tech Prep Demonstration Project. Final Evaluation Report.
Owens, Thomas R.
The Mt. Hood Tech Prep Demonstration Project provides technical education to students in grades 9-14 plus opportunities to continue into apprenticeship or four-year college programs. The consortium includes seven Oregon local school districts, Mt. Hood Community College (MHCC), and active business and industry partners. An estimated 1,500 students in each of grades 9-12 participated in tech prep courses during 1993. The demonstration project was subjected to a formal evaluation that was designed by an evaluation advisory committee of secondary and postsecondary personnel. Among the major evaluation activities conducted were the following: comprehensive local tech prep inventory documenting the project's structure and activity; survey of 2,391 consortium students; and articulation study of transcript data of 1,550 MHCC students, 114 of whom had received articulated credit from MHCC for tech prep courses completed in high school. The following recommendations were formulated: more intensive work to increase awareness/understanding of tech prep among students, staff, parents, and employers, improved methods of identifying and monitoring the progress of tech prep program students and completers, and continued development of a student management information system that includes an analysis of the courses completed by the students. (Twenty-three tables/figures are included. Appended is the consortium student survey instrument and tallied responses.) (MN)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Apprenticeships, Articulation (Education), Community Colleges, Comparative Analysis, Consortia, Cooperative Planning, Demonstration Programs, Educational Cooperation, Partnerships in Education, Program Effectiveness, Questionnaires, Regional Planning, Secondary Education, Student Attitudes, Student Characteristics, Student Surveys, Tech Prep, Two Year Colleges, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Northwest Regional Educational Lab., Portland, OR. Education and Work Program.
Note: For a related document, see CE 068 666.