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ERIC Number: ED431160
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Apr
Pages: 19
Abstractor: N/A
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The Effects of Enrollment in the Transportation Career Academy Program on Student Outcomes.
Hanser, Lawrence; Stasz, Cathleen
This paper explores the outcomes associated with participation in the Transportation Career Academy Program (TCAP), a school-to-career (STC) program in Los Angeles, California. To determine the extent to which participation in TCAP enhances students' engagement with school while avoiding potential negative effects, this study examines four outcomes associated with schooling: attendance, grade point average, credits earned, and credit pace. Specifically it asks whether students participating in TCAP had more positive outcomes than nonparticipating students in the same school and in representative comparison schools in the same school district. Significant positive outcomes were found for TCAP students on all these school-related measures. It is suggested that the impact of special student programs continues to be difficult to separate for selection effects, primarily as a function of the lack of information on prior performance. The average levels of performance reported in this study are disconcerting; when students continue to fall behind, what are their real chances of graduating? (Contains 11 references and 8 tables; the appendix contains 4 additional tables of data.) (MKA)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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What Works Clearinghouse Reviewed: Does Not Meet Evidence Standards
IES Cited: ED493661