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ERIC Number: ED403402
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Aug
Pages: 94
Abstractor: N/A
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)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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