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What the States are Doing to Improve Career/Technical EducationGene Bottoms, SREBRodney Kelly, KentuckyBob Couch, South CarolinaKathy Oliver, Maryland

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Question
Question Education

  • What progress are you making to improve academic achievement of career/technical students, and are you making progress in the achievement gap with other students?

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Kentucky Proof of Progress Education

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Kentucky Proof of Progress Education

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Mathematics/Kentucky Education

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Mathematics/Kentucky Education

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Mathematics/Kentucky Education

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South Carolina EducationA Comparison of Mean Reading Scores

of All Students vs. CTE students

Shows CTE students performing

on par with their non-CTE Peers

2002

2004

Source: SREB Report 41902,

Table 1

All

Students

CTE

Students

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South Carolina EducationA Comparison of Mean Mathematics

Scores of All Students vs. CTE students

Shows CTE students performing

on par with their non-CTE Peers

2002

2004

Source: SREB Report 41902,

Table 1

All

Students

CTE

Students

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South Carolina EducationA Comparison of Mean Science

Scores of All Students vs. CTE students

Shows CTE students performing

on par with their non-CTE Peers

2002

2004

Source: SREB Report 41902,

Table 1

All

Students

CTE

Students

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Closing achievement gaps maryland

Raising Achievement of CTE Students Education

Major Initiatives to Advance Achievement

Integrating Academic Standards in CTE Programs

Value-added Measures for CTE

Successful Transition to College and Careers

Closing Achievement Gaps Maryland

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Question1
Question quality academic performance measures

  • What are major initiatives to advance academic and achievement?

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South Carolina quality academic performance measuresMajor initiatives being undertaken to advance academic achievement of CTE students include:

— a newly legislated state system that organizes curriculum frameworks around clusters of study— a focus on literacy and numeracy across the curriculum— schools of study, smaller learning communities and academies

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South Carolina quality academic performance measuresMajor initiatives being undertaken to advance academic achievement of CTE students include:

As evidenced in local plans… — an increasing number of formal after school and weekend remediation and reading recovery programs, — use of remediation software labs featuring remediation software such as PLATO, and — designated weekend times for parent conferences

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Major initiatives to advance achievement maryland
Major Initiatives to Advance Achievement quality academic performance measuresMaryland

  • Model CTE Pathway Programs

    • Grades 9-16 Program Articulation

    • High School to College-preparatory Curriculum – Academic Core

    • A minimum of 4 credits – Career Pathway

  • Performance Management System

    • Local Perkins Accountability Reports (LPAR)

    • Program Quality Index (PQI)

    • Local Plans for Basic Grants

    • Tech Prep Incentive Grants

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State Director panel quality academic performance measures


Integrating academic standards in cte programs maryland
Integrating Academic Standards in CTE Programs quality academic performance measuresMaryland

  • CTE Policies and Procedures

    • Blended Instruction ensures alignment to academic standards

    • Career Development Framework incorporates academic standards K-12

  • Professional Development Opportunities

    • HSTW/MMGW

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Major initiatives in kentucky to advance academic achievement of cte students include
Major Initiatives in Kentucky to Advance Academic Achievement of CTE Students Include:

  • Curriculum Alignment

  • Standards-based Units of Study

  • Interdisciplinary CTE/Academic Courses

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Major initiatives in kentucky to advance academic achievement of cte students include1
Major Initiatives in Kentucky to Advance Academic Achievement of CTE Students Include:

  • Revised Core Content

  • Online CTE Accountability Reports

  • Data Analysis and Program Improvement

  • Online Skills Standards Assessment

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Major Professional Development Priorities in Kentucky to Advance Academic Achievement of CTE Students Include:

  • Technical Literacy

  • Integration of Academic and CTE – University Lead Workshops

  • Saving our Seniors – ACT Transition Standards

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Major Professional Development Priorities in Kentucky to Advance Academic Achievement of CTE Students Include:

  • Curriculum Alignment Workshops

  • Developing Standards – Based Units of Study

  • Skill Standards Test Development, Scoring, and Item Analysis.

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Question2
Question Advance Academic Achievement of CTE Students Include:

  • What are you doing to assess the performance levels of high school career/technical graduates and to provide them with some type of recognized credential?

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4 value added measures for cte
4. Value-added Measures for CTE Advance Academic Achievement of CTE Students Include:

CTE programs provide multiple options for students as they prepare for entry into careers and further education

  • Industry certifications

  • Apprenticeship

  • College Credit

  • .

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5 successful transition to college and careers
5. Successful Transition to College and Careers Advance Academic Achievement of CTE Students Include:

CTE programs are measured against student attainment of rigorous academic, employability and technical skills and student success in further education and employment

  • Statewide Articulation Agreements

  • Emphasis on Transcripted Credit

  • Dual Enrollment

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Number Assessed Advance Academic Achievement of CTE Students Include:

Percentage Passing

Assessment Area

Kentucky Skill Standards Report

2004

Administrative Support

Retail Services

Hospitality Services

Culinary Arts

Child Development

Housing & Interiors

1696

349

125

445

1097

89

45%

41%

41%

37%

30%

38%

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Number Assessed Advance Academic Achievement of CTE Students Include:

Percentage Passing

Assessment Area

Kentucky Skill Standards Report

2004 cont’d

Manufacturing

Horticulture

Family Services

Consumer Services

Production Livestock

Production Crop

Financial Services

946

864

815

84

972

354

1027

37%

24%

39%

32%

58%

40%

70%

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Number Assessed Advance Academic Achievement of CTE Students Include:

Percentage Passing

Assessment Area

Kentucky Skill Standards Report

2004 cont’d

Marketing

Allied Health

Communications

Construction

Transportation

Technology Education/ Pre-engineering

580

769

820

703

677

644

47%

45%

39%

27%

15%

29%

TOTALS

13,056

40%

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Industry endorsed skill standards certificate
Industry Endorsed Skill Standards Certificate Advance Academic Achievement of CTE Students Include:

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Question3
Question Advance Academic Achievement of CTE Students Include:

  • How are you using career pathways to improve the academic content into career/technical classrooms?

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Kentucky successful strategies used in high performing cte programs
Kentucky Advance Academic Achievement of CTE Students Include:Successful Strategies used in High-performing CTE Programs

  • Increased Expectations

  • Rigorous Content

  • Using open-response items throughout the year

  • Curriculum Alignment (Core Content/Skills Standards)

  • Make the assessment a BIG event (student motivation)

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Kentucky successful strategies used in high performing cte programs1
Kentucky Advance Academic Achievement of CTE Students Include:Successful Strategies used in High-performing CTE Programs

  • Incentive for college credit

  • Reading/writing is a focus (Required Technical Reading/Writing)

  • Instructional improvement focused on previous assessment results

  • Required courses/content in PLVS

  • Use of Power Standards

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Kentucky successful strategies used in high performing cte programs cont d
Kentucky Advance Academic Achievement of CTE Students Include:Successful Strategies used in High-performing CTE Programs cont’d.

  • More focus on the individual Student (Small Learning Communities)

    • student recognition at every opportunity

  • Data analysis and curriculum improvements annually

  • Focus on application of core content

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Kentucky successful strategies used in high performing cte programs cont d1
Kentucky Advance Academic Achievement of CTE Students Include:Successful Strategies used in High-performing CTE Programs cont’d

  • Community involvement

  • Collaboration with core content teachers

  • No wasted class time

  • Classroom environment (make learning fun and interesting)

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State Director panel Advance Academic Achievement of CTE Students Include:


State Director panel Advance Academic Achievement of CTE Students Include:


State Director panel Advance Academic Achievement of CTE Students Include:


Question4
Question Advance Academic Achievement of CTE Students Include:

  • What are you doing to improve the transition from high school to community and technical colleges and careers?

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Kentucky statewide articulation agreements
Kentucky Advance Academic Achievement of CTE Students Include:Statewide Articulation Agreements

  • Program Areas

    • Agricultural Education

    • Business Education

    • Family & Consumer Sciences

  • Requires passing 3 Career Major Courses with a grade of B or higher.

  • Requires passing the “Skills Standards Assessment”

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State Director panel Advance Academic Achievement of CTE Students Include:


State Director panel Advance Academic Achievement of CTE Students Include:


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