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Tech Prep: A study of high school career and technical students' preparation for college


2005 2005

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Abstract (summary)

This research compared the academic achievement of Tech Prep students to similar non-Tech Prep students attending Idaho State University College of Technology. Methodology replicated and expanded on a Sinclair Community College study that compared college placement test scores, college GPA, and success rates in first-year college mathematics and English courses for Tech Prep and non-Tech Prep students.

Results found that college students who had been involved in high school Career and Technical Education programs with established Tech Prep agreements were better prepared to succeed in college. They earned a higher first-year mean GPA, they recorded higher COMPASS mathematics scores, and a significantly higher percentage of Tech Prep students qualified to begin college in non-remedial, for-credit English and math classes.

Indexing (details)


Subject
Educational software;
Educational evaluation;
Vocational education
Classification
0710: Educational software
0288: Educational evaluation
0747: Vocational education
Identifier / keyword
Education; Career and technical education; College preparation; High school; Tech Prep; Technical students
Title
Tech Prep: A study of high school career and technical students' preparation for college
Author
Ball, John Fredrick, Jr.
Number of pages
134
Publication year
2005
Degree date
2005
School code
0320
Source
DAI-A 66/02, Dissertation Abstracts International
Place of publication
Ann Arbor
Country of publication
United States
ISBN
9780496984657, 0496984659
Advisor
Frantz, Alan
University/institution
Idaho State University
University location
United States -- Idaho
Degree
Ed.D.
Source type
Dissertations & Theses
Language
English
Document type
Dissertation/Thesis
Dissertation/thesis number
3164145
ProQuest document ID
305375637
Copyright
Database copyright ProQuest LLC; ProQuest does not claim copyright in the individual underlying works.
Document URL
http://search.proquest.com/docview/305375637
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