ERIC Number: ED453382
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Reference Count: N/A
Measuring Tech Prep Excellence: A Practitioner's Guide to Evaluation.
Ruhland, Sheila K.; Timms, Delia M.
This guide is designed to assist state and local consortia with their evaluation of Tech Prep education programs and with their reporting of Tech Prep program and student outcomes data to meet the accountability requirements of the Perkins Act of 1998. Intended for Tech Prep stakeholders in secondary schools and two-year colleges, the guide also promotes current planning and future development of Tech Prep education programs. Section I provides an overview about evaluating Tech Prep education programs; a description of the compliance requirements set by federal legislation; definitions of a Tech Prep student, concentrator, and completer; model for Tech Prep evaluation; and a discussion of the use of internal and external evaluators. Section II reports on the seven essential program elements of Tech Prep and provides state and local Tech Prep evaluation examples. Section III describes Tech Prep performance measures for reporting the Perkins four core indicators, and it provides performance measure examples. Section IV provides information to assist with collecting, analyzing, and presenting Tech Prep program and student outcomes data. Section V links the Tech Prep evaluation process to program improvement. Appendixes, amounting to over two-thirds of the guide, include glossary; 40 references; and reproductions of numerous survey templates and evaluation examples described in Section II. (YLB)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Accountability, Compliance (Legal), Data Analysis, Data Collection, Federal Programs, High Schools, Models, Outcomes of Education, Performance Factors, Program Evaluation, Program Improvement, Tech Prep, Two Year Colleges
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Research Center for Career and Technical Education, St. Paul, MN.; National Dissemination Center for Career and Technical Education, Columbus, OH.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Carl D Perkins Vocational and Technical Education Act 1998