ERIC Number: ED384713
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
The Emergence of Tech-Prep at the State and Local Levels.
Silverberg, Marsha K.; Hershey, Alan M.
The emergence of tech-prep at the state and local levels was examined in a study of the first surveys of state and local coordinators: a survey of all 812 tech-prep consortia receiving Title IIIE funds for school year 1992-93 (response rate 86%) and a state survey of all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands (to which all but 1 coordinator responded). The study focused on the following: state role in promoting tech-prep; setting for tech-prep initiatives; organization, leadership, and resources of consortia; definition of tech-prep; participation in tech-prep programs; school and workplace content of tech-prep programs; approaches to staff development and promotion of tech-prep; student outcomes; and local evaluation of tech-prep implementation. The study established that although tech-prep has the potential to affect many students, tech-prep students still represented relatively small proportions of students in their consortium districts. Many consortia were still in a pilot phase. The current level of activity among postsecondary partners was unclear, and reporting on students appeared a major obstacle for consortia and states. Tech-prep has already laid some groundwork for transformation to school-to-work systems, however. (Sixty tables/figures are included. Appended are local survey response rates by state. Contains 10 references.) (MN)
Descriptors: Articulation (Education), Consortia, Cooperative Planning, Coordinators, Core Curriculum, Curriculum Development, Education Work Relationship, Educational Cooperation, Educational Objectives, Educational Policy, Educational Trends, Enrollment, Government School Relationship, Leadership, Models, National Surveys, Policy Formation, Program Development, School Business Relationship, School Districts, Secondary Education, State Programs, Student Participation, Tables (Data), Tech Prep, Trend Analysis, Two Year Colleges, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC. Office of the Under Secretary.
Authoring Institution: Mathematica Policy Research, Princeton, NJ.
Note: For a related document, see CE 069 391.