ERIC Number: ED477198
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Jun-3
Reference Count: N/A
Tech Prep: Pathways to Success? The Performance of Tech Prep and Non-Tech Prep Students at a Midwestern Community College.
Krile, Donna J.; Parmer, Penelope
This study looks at all students who participated in a Tech Prep program at Sinclair Community College, Ohio, and who first enrolled in the program between fall 1997 and spring 2001. The comparison group consisted of all non-Tech Prep students who started at Sinclair between fall 1997 and fall 2000, and who had not transferred credits from any institution. The Tech Prep consortium works with Sinclair, a large urban community college, and 64 area high schools in eight vocational education planning districts to create seamless career-technical education programs that begin in the junior year of high school and continue through an associate degree and beyond. The great majority of Tech Prep students enter Sinclair with a major in one of the following divisions: Allied Health Technologies, Business Technologies, or Engineering Technologies. There were 291 students in the Tech Prep group, and 2,074 in the comparison group. More than 71% of the Tech Prep students, and 54% of the comparison group, received grades of A, B, or C in the first college level math course. The average cumulative GPA for Tech Prep students was 2.46, while the control group had a GPA of 1.87. GPA for Tech Prep students was not significantly different in the three program areas. (NB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Authoring Institution: Sinclair Community Coll., Dayton, OH. Office of Institutional Planning and Research.