ERIC Number: ED410390
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Tech Prep/School-to-Work Index and Improvement Program. A CORD/Gallup Collaboration. A Diagnostic Tool To Assist in Identifying Areas for Educational Improvement.
Bond, David L.
This booklet, which is intended for individuals responsible for evaluating and improving tech prep and school-to-work programs, examines the history, structure, and use of the Tech Prep/School-to-Work Index and Improvement Program, which was developed to provide a system for conducting internally focused evaluations of tech prep and school-to-work programs. The booklet begins with a brief discussion of the need for the index and improvement program. Discussed in section 2 are the following: purpose and components; the six-level hierarchy of educational development on which the is based; development, characteristics, and use of the student, teacher and administrator, and employer survey; and benefits of the program. Section 3 explains the aims and features of tech prep and school-to work and their relationship to one another and summarizes selected studies of "best practices" in tech prep and school-to-work. Thirty-eight footnotes are included. Also included are a brochure providing an overview of the Tech Prep/School-to-Work Index and Improvement Program and the first two of a series of updates concerning the program. (MN)
Descriptors: Diagnostic Tests, Education Work Relationship, Evaluation Methods, Formative Evaluation, Partnerships in Education, Postsecondary Education, Program Development, Program Evaluation, Program Improvement, School Business Relationship, Secondary Education, Systems Approach, Tech Prep
CORD Communications, Inc., Customer Relations, P.O. Box 21206, Waco, TX 76702-1206; telephone: 800-231-3015.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Gallup Organization, Inc., Princeton, NJ.; Center for Occupational Research and Development, Inc., Waco, TX.