The pharmaceutical lesson. Learning about everything different women do. Enhancing Program Improvement Through the use of Quality Indicators NACTEI May 12-14, 2009 Albuquerque, New Mexico Dodie Bemis NESD Tech Prep Coordinator 605-882-5284 Ext. 328 firstname.lastname@example.org Lois Lamer Tech Prep Director 928-634-7131 ext. 12 email@example.com Lyn Velle Career Technical Education 307-687-4553 firstname.lastname@example.org
Continuous Quality Improvement Defined: monitoring and modifying of programs for quality purposes • Local Tech Prep consortia needs to define quality • Consortia should develop an evaluation plan • Step One: Complete NATPL quality indicator self-assessment form
Linking Tech Prep Data to CQI • Identify strengths and weakness of the Tech Prep program and the evaluation process • Reflect carefully on the results and put the results into context • Make use of benchmarks (assess performance relative to similar groups) • Based on what you have learned, what is the plan for improvement and change?
Tech Prep Quality Indicators • Tech Prep Program Quality Indicators provide a benchmarks for Tech Prep programs • Variations of the model Arizona West Virginia
Five Quality Indicator Components • Accountability/Sustainability • Student Opportunities • Curriculum • Articulation • Professional Development
Accountability/Sustainability • Goals, objectives, outcomes • Evaluation plan • Tech Prep student, concentrator, and completer data • Marketing plan
Student Opportunities • Students provided equal access • Seamless program of study (secondary, post-secondary) • Program of study (i.e. occupational) • Work-based opportunities • Technical and academic skills
Curriculum • Sequence to prepare students for postsecondary education and/or employment • Incorporates career clusters • Integrates contextual teaching and learning • Integrates technology • Includes multiple assessment measures
Articulation • Collaborative efforts between secondary, postsecondary and business • Up-to-date articulation agreements • Articulates competencies/skills • Communicates articulation agreement options to students, parents, etc.
Professional Development • Faculty, staff, administrators, counselors at the secondary and postsecondary level • Up-to-date technology training • Addresses multicultural and nondiscriminatory issues • Internships opportunities for faculty and staff
Tech Prep Indicators Definitions • Secondary Tech Prep Student-Definition in Perkins IV: A secondary education student who has enrolled in 2 courses in the secondary education component of a tech prep program. • Postsecondary Tech Prep Student- Definition in Perkins IV: A student who (A) has completed the secondary education component of a tech prep program; and (B) has enrolled in the postsecondary education component of a tech prep program at an institution of higher education described in clause (i) or (ii) of section 203 (a)(1)(B).
Using the Quality Indicators • Complete quality indicators 1.1 through 1.7 for Accountability/Sustainability (page 1). • Enter self-assessment score (page 5) and determine % rank (80%, 60%, not met). • Write one Tech Prep program goal as a result of your self-assessment. • Discussion.