ERIC Number: ED481777
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2003
Texas Tech Prep Environmental Scan of Partner Perceptions: An Assessment of Effectiveness.
This document focuses on Texas 26 regional consortia that coordinate the delivery of services between secondary school districts and two-year colleges. It examines the professed effectiveness of these consortia by using a perception survey given to Texas Tech Prep consortia directors, community college technical administrators, and secondary technical program directors. The survey includes a section in which the respondents rate the success of the States Tech Prep initiative on a scale of 1-5 (5 being the best and 1 the worst) as well as an open-ended question section. The response rate was 73% for the consortium directors, 56% for the postsecondary technical administrators, and 40% for the secondary technical administrators. The survey was divided into seven major areas: Purpose, governance/leadership, communication, participation, and student success in addition to the direct responses of the Tech Prep directors. Based upon the survey results, the document concludes that the Tech Prep initiative has been effective in areas, such as career development, student opportunity, partner participation, flawless career pathways, verbalization, and student success. The article concludes with four suggestions that would create further improvements, including further research on barriers hindering student involvement and the expansion of statewide communication efforts. Contains 7 tables and answers given by each individual respondent to the survey. (JS)
Descriptors: Community Attitudes, Community Characteristics, Community Colleges, Community Needs, Community Surveys, Consortia, Cooperative Programs, Educational Cooperation, Teacher Surveys, Two Year Colleges
For full text: http://www.techpreptexas.org/techpreptexas/NCTC_research.PDF.
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Texas State Higher Education Coordinating Board, Austin. Div. of Community Colleges and Technical Institutes.