ERIC Number: ED465770
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Career and Technology Education: Program Evaluation Report, 2000-2001.
Oswald, Kim Johnson
The Career and Technology Education (CATE) program of the Austin Independent School District (AISD), Texas, is a system of integrated school-based and work-based learning that combines academic and occupational learning. The programs offer a sequence of courses in 8 career clusters, designed around current and emerging occupational trends, and within the career clusters are 29 pathways. This evaluation of the CATE program examined student characteristics and academic achievement of participants. Data were collected from many sources and then synthesized to examine all aspects of the program process. The CATE program serves about 60% of the high school population in some manner. Findings suggest that, for the most part, CATE students are similar to all AISD students, although female students are more likely to participate in some types of program offerings, and male students are more likely to participate in Tech Prep. Economically disadvantaged students are less likely to participate in CATE than their numbers in the whole population would suggest. CATE participation appears correlated with higher levels of attendance and Texas Assessment of Academic Skills performance in general. Information is presented about student attendance and achievement according to the CATE program offering in which the student participates. One appendix discuses career clusters and pathways in the AISD, and the other shows program enrollments by campus. (Contains 7 figures and 19 tables.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Austin Independent School District, TX. Office of Program Evaluation.