ERIC Number: ED438420
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999-Dec
Tech Prep Implementation and Preliminary Student Outcomes for Eight Local Tech Prep Consortia.
Bragg, Debra D.; Dare, Donna E.; Reger, W. M., IV; Ovaice, Ghazala; Zamani, Eboni M.; Layton, James D.; Dornsife, Carolyn J.; Vallee, Manuel; Brown, Carrie H.; Orr, Margaret Terry
The implementation and student outcomes of Tech Prep were examined in a study of eight consortia that represented a range of Tech Prep models and approaches in urban, suburban, and rural locations across the United States. Data were collected from the following sources: field visits; follow-up survey of Tech Prep participants and nonparticipants; nearly 2,000 student transcripts; more than 300 interviews with teachers, counselors, parents, and employers at 60 high schools and 10 community and four-year colleges; interviews with 150 secondary and postsecondary students; and follow-up study of 4,700 students from the 8 consortia. The following were among the study's main conclusions: (1) Tech Prep and School-To-Work (STW) have formed productive bonds in some local tech prep consortia; (2) enrollment increases of Tech Prep students as a portion of the total high school enrollment of 60-250% were found in all consortia; and (3) more than 70% of tech prep participants responding to the follow-up survey had enrolled in some form of postsecondary education (including a substantial number who had enrolled in four-year institutions). (Contains 53 references. The following items are appended: sampling procedures; follow-up survey; survey procedures; transcript analysis processing and coding procedures; and math and vocational-technical courses by category, level, secondary school taxonomy code, and typical course title.) (MN)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Community Colleges, Comparative Analysis, Consortia, Counselor Attitudes, Education Work Relationship, Educational Attainment, Employer Attitudes, Employment Patterns, Enrollment, Enrollment Trends, Followup Studies, High Schools, Higher Education, Mathematics Curriculum, National Surveys, Outcomes of Education, Parent Attitudes, Postsecondary Education, Program Implementation, Questionnaires, Rural Education, Student Attitudes, Suburban Schools, Teacher Attitudes, Tech Prep, Urban Education, Vocational Education
National Dissemination Center for Career and Technical Education, Ohio State University, 1900 Kenny Road, Columbus, OH 43210-1090. Tel: 800-678-6011 (Toll Free); Fax: 614-688-3258; Web site: http://www.nccte.com
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Center for Research in Vocational Education, Berkeley, CA.