ERIC Number: ED403402
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
A Third-Year Assessment of Tech Prep in Washington State.
Owens, Thomas R.
The 1995-96 evaluation of tech prep in Washington consisted of the following activities: an analysis of survey data collected from all 22 tech prep consortia in the state, case studies of 7 tech prep consortia, and an analysis of student survey data collected from more than 2,000 students in 4 high schools in the 7 consortia. The study found that tech prep has grown from 170 student participants in 1992-93 to 11,889 in 1994-95. In many cases, tech prep has provided an excellent foundation for school-to-work transition and other educational reform efforts. It has made a case for workplace learning for college-bound as well as noncollege-bound students. It was recommended that the tech prep initiative should provide more communications about tech prep to students, parents, educators, and the business community, and that future follow-up studies of tech prep completers be conducted. (The report includes the seven case studies and student survey results.) (KC)
Descriptors: Academic Education, Articulation (Education), Case Studies, Consortia, Education Work Relationship, Educational Improvement, High Schools, Integrated Curriculum, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Program Implementation, Program Improvement, State Programs, Tech Prep, Two Year Colleges, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges, Olympia.
Authoring Institution: Northwest Regional Educational Lab., Portland, OR. Education and Work Program.
Identifiers - Location: Washington