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Assessing Program Completion and Student Progress for the Advanced Regional Technical Education Coalition: Implications for Program Improvement

Citation

Sanborn, J., & Cataldi, E. F. (2002). Assessing Program Completion and Student Progress for the Advanced Regional Technical Education Coalition: Implications for Program Improvement. Berkeley, CA: MPR Associates, Inc.

Abstract

This report presents the results of a three-year evaluation of vocational technical education in twenty Idaho districts. Using data collected from student transcripts, the findings from three years of analysis reveal a continuing need for improving the quality of students' preparation for postsecondary education and the high performance workplace. This study focuses on indicators such as program enrollment, representation, completion, and graduation rates; course-taking patterns and credits earned; grades in academic and technical courses; and advanced mathematics and science achievement. In addition to these indicators, the report includes a special analysis on achievement in computer-related technology courses