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ERIC Number: ED401961
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Oct
Pages: 13
Abstractor: N/A
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Adult Tech Prep.
Schaad, Donna
For over 2 years, Blak Hawk College (Illinois) has provided high school equivalency (GED) candidates and recipients, older returning students, and underprepared high school graduates with a Tech Prep curriculum to give them the skills to make the transition from adult basic education to college or work. The Adult Tech Prep (ATP) core curriculum includes applied communications, applied mathematics, applied science, computers, and job readiness, while the faculty team teaching the program has received training in applied academics, productive thinking, decision making, planning, forecasting, and communication. In order to participate in ATP, students must test at the tenth grade level in math and reading. Because ATP was designed to aid in the transition to college or work, the program's schedule mirrors that of a semester-long college program. Monday, Wednesday, and Friday the students meet for applied communications, job readiness, and computers, while Tuesday and Thursday they meet for math and science instruction. ATP has two articulation agreements with college credit programs: students can receive 4 hours of college credit if they have earned an ATP certificate and completed 9 hours at Black Hawk College and all students must take a placement test for math, reading, and English. After the program's first 2 years, 65% of the students who entered ATP have completed the program, and 77% of those who received an ATP certificate have enrolled in the college. (HAA)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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