Tech Prep: A study of high school career and technical students' preparation for college
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.
0288: Educational evaluation
0747: Vocational education