ERIC Number: ED485977
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Nov
Assessing the Impact and Effectiveness of the Advanced Technological Education (ATE) Program. Survey Results 2004. Volume III: Status of ATE Projects and Articulation Partnerships
Coryn, Chris L.; Gullickson, Arlen R.; Hanssen, Carl E.
The Advanced Technological Education (ATE) program is a federally funded program designed to educate technicians for the high-technology disciplines that drive the United State's economy. As stated in the ATE program guidelines, this program promotes improvement in technological education at the undergraduate and secondary school levels by supporting curriculum development; the preparation and professional development of college faculty and secondary school teachers; internships and field experiences for faculty, teachers, and students; and other activities. ATE funds three program tracks: projects, centers, and articulation partnerships. This report, Volume III of the 2004 ATE Annual Survey Report, addresses findings from two of the three program tracks, projects and articulation partnerships. The report focuses on the following fundamental elements of the ATE program: (1) What is the size and scope of work for ATE projects; (2) To what degree do ATE projects apply rigorous internal practices in their operations; (3) How extensive are ATE project collaborations; (4) How productive are ATE projects in terms of the primary ATE work categories; and (5) What impact are ATE projects having on students? These questions are keyed to the primary evaluation indicators used to monitor the performance of ATE grantees. Additional questions, specifically, the relative contribution of ATE centers as compared with the ATE projects, are addressed in Volume I of this report and through other evaluation products.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: Western Michigan Univ., Kalamazoo. Evaluation Center.