CTE Special Populations Coordinators. Access Progress Success. David Wehbie , Director Career and Technical Education. Special Populations Coordinator. Goal: To develop a consistent understanding of the SPCs’ function and delivery of services. The Law:
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David Wehbie, Director
Career and Technical Education
To develop a consistent understanding of the SPCs’ function and delivery of services.
Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of 2006
“Don’t get confused”
1.“Special Populations” is unique to CTE, and specifically defined by Perkins IV. Students must be, or have been, enrolled in Career and Technical Education coursesto be included in Special Populations.
2. “Special Education”, Exceptional Children, or IDEA, provides for free appropriate publiceducation with an IEP designed to meet the needs of a student with a disability that adversely affects their educational performance.
3. “Special Needs” gets used often, but it does not have any legal significance.
‘‘… career and technical education programs prepare students, including
special populations, for subsequent employment in high skill, high wage occupations (including those in which mathematics and science skills are critical), or for participation in postsecondary education;”
‘‘Access, Progress, Success”
‘‘…prepare career and technical education students, including special populations, academically and technically for opportunities in postsecondary education or entry into high skill, high wage, or high demand occupations in current or emerging occupations, and how participating students will be made aware
of such opportunities;…” Transition
Do you know where to find your Local Plan & Performance Indicators?
See Local Planning Systems site at
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Local Plan continued…Performance Indictors found under “Reports”. Example of Performance Indicator Three – Technical Skill Attainment by Special Populations Categories.
8 CORE Indicators listed on pg. 22 of Handbook
Is a Microsoft Access database
Identifies all students with SPC eligibilities
Identifies eligible students taking CTE courses (CDP+)
Identifies CDP+ students with an IEP, LEP or 504 Plan
Provides data in a usable format to enhance the
planning and delivery of student and teacher services
Deborah Westbrook, SPC Services
The SPC Management System was originally developed to assist the Special Population Coordinators in completing the electronic Career Development Plan-Plus (CDP+). Completion of the CDP+ fulfills local, state, and federal accountability requirements for students identified as Special Populations.
In addition to meeting the need for documentation for required reports the program is now used to assure more readily available information for teachers and SPCs. The available information allows teachers and SPCs to work together for targeted, individualized services for students.
Providing support for both
teachers and students
Nan Daughety, SPC, Broughton High School
Velma Jordan, SPC, Wakefield High School
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