ERIC Number: ED408470
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Effective Tech Prep Policies and Practices: Performance Assessment. Final Report.
Texas Tech Univ., Lubbock. Coll. of Education.
Information on effective policies/practices for assessing student performance in Texas' tech prep programs was gathered and disseminated during a project involving the following activities: formation of an advisory committee to oversee the data collection/analysis and product development processes; compilation/review of performance assessment documents from tech prep consortia throughout Texas; administration of the 1997 Tech Prep Student Outcomes Assessment Questionnaire (1,000 copies of which were mailed to Texas's 25 tech prep directors); analysis of the 115 usable questionnaires eventually returned (response rate, 11.5%); and phone interviews with 27 individuals from a sample of Texas' tech prep directors and others considered knowledgeable about student performance assessment. It was discovered that Texas tech prep practitioners are using a variety of methods to assess their students' competencies in vocational-technical subject matter, academic subject matter, employability skills, and workplace skills. Performance assessment was conducted most frequently at the course (rather than program) level. (Appendixes constituting approximately 60% of this document contain the following: list of project advisory council members; minutes of advisory council meeting; phone interview protocol; 1997 tech prep student outcome assessment questionnaire; survey-related correspondence to consortia directors; document analysis rating system; and frequencies for the questionnaire.) (MN)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, Austin.
Authoring Institution: Texas Tech Univ., Lubbock. Coll. of Education.
Identifiers - Location: Texas