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Career and Technical Education. Kentucky Update Where we’ve been… Where we are… Where we’re going… January 29, 2014. New Horizons for CTE. Merger of the Office of Career and Technical Education and College and Career Readiness in the KDE.

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career and technical education
Career and Technical Education

Kentucky Update

Where we’ve been…

Where we are…

Where we’re going…

January 29, 2014

new horizons for cte
New Horizons for CTE
  • Merger of the Office of Career and Technical Education and College and Career Readiness in the KDE.
    • State Operated ATCs and OCTE Central Office staff who were formerly housed in the Workforce Development Cabinet are now a part of the Kentucky Department of Education
major initiatives in kentucky
Major Initiatives in Kentucky
  • Revision of Program of Studies documents which merges the two CTE curricular systems
    • POS aligned to KOSS and/or national industry standards.
  • Implementation of TRACK – Tech Ready Apprentices for Careers in Kentucky
    • Partnership between OCTE and The Kentucky Labor Cabinet to provide pre-apprenticeship opportunities to secondary students.
    • This is an industry driven program to create a pipeline for students to enter post-secondary apprenticeship training.
major initiatives in kentucky1
Major Initiatives in Kentucky
  • Increase the percentage of students who are college/career ready from 34% in 2010 to 67% by 2015.
    • Reached 57% in 2013
    • CTE plays a major role in making this happen
      • 68% of our high school students take at least one CTE course
      • Schools need to focus on Career Pathways for all students… and they are starting to realize that!
      • 43.1% of our students pursue some type of postsecondary education
      • Focusing on Pathways and end-of-program assessment to ensure students are better prepared for their transition from high school
major initiatives in kentucky2
Major Initiatives in Kentucky
  • Assessment of Preparatory Seniors with WorkKeys in 2014.
    • Funding provided by the Office of Employment and Training and the Workforce Development Cabinet.
    • Approximately 20000 students eligible to test.
where we ve been
Where we’ve been…
  • Following the 1996 National Education Summit, the Workforce Development Cabinet, Kentucky Department of Education, and the Economic Development Cabinet were given the charge by the Governor to assemble business and industry representatives to develop standards in high demand occupational areas.
where we ve been1
Where we’ve been…
  • Kentucky Occupational Skill Standards and Assessments (KOSSA) – a tool to assess technical skill attainment required under Perkins legislation
  • Development, Adoption, Adaptation of standards began in 1998
  • Assessment implementation began in 2000 with 7 assessment areas and approximately 5400 students.
where we ve been2
Where we’ve been…
  • Special project with CTECS to guide the development of industry based skill standards specifically in the areas of manufacturing and horticulture
  • Established a model for development of skill standards as assessments in Kentucky
  • Re-established CTECS membership in 2008
where we ve been3
Where we’ve been…
  • Standards were established in three broad categories
    • Academic
    • Employability
    • Occupational
  • Assessment items were developed based on industry identified standards
  • Curriculum was aligned to the Kentucky Occupational Skill Standards
overview
Overview
  • CCR Model
  • KOSSA and Industry Certifications
  • Identification of Students
overview1
Overview
  • CCR Model
  • KOSSA and Industry Certifications
  • Identification of Students
college ready
College Ready
  • ACT
    • English - 18
    • Mathematics - 19
    • Reading - 20
  • COMPASS
  • KYOTE
career ready
Career Ready

Academic

  • ASVAB
  • WorkKeys (NCRC)
    • Applied Math
    • Locating Information
    • Reading for Information

Technical

  • KOSSA
  • Industry Certificates
workkeys asvab
WorkKeys & ASVAB
  • WorkKeys – National Career Readiness Certificate
    • Silver Certificate or higher—National Career Readiness Certificate
    • Testing in three areas: Applied math, Locating Information and Reading for Information
    • Also part of Work Ready Communities
  • ASVAB (Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery)
    • 50 AFQT (Armed Forces Qualifying Test)
      • Effective for 2011-2012 school year
kossa industry certifications
KOSSA & Industry Certifications
  • Kentucky Occupational Skill Standards Assessments (KOSSA)
    • Recognized, endorsed, or required by industry in KY
    • Written and verified by KY industry partners
    • Aligned with state and/or national standards when possible
    • End of program assessment related to career pathway
    • Student must be preparatory (completed two credits and enrolled in third credit course in a preparatory program)
  • Industry Certification
    • Recognized, endorsed, or required by industry
    • Written and verified by national or state industries
    • Aligned with state and/or national standards
    • End of program assessment related to career pathway
    • Student must be preparatory (completed two credits and enrolled in third credit course in a preparatory program)
college and career ready
College and Career Ready
  • College Ready Academic
    • ACT, COMPASS, KYOTE
  • Career Ready Technical
    • KOSSA or Industry Certificate
identifying students
Identifying Students
  • Program Area and CIP Code
  • Senior Preparatory Students in those programs where assessments are available
    • Need to be assessing all students who are eligible if they are not taking an approved industry certification
  • Sophomore and Junior Preparatory Students who assess will not be included for reporting until their senior year
preparatory student defined
Preparatory Student Defined
  • Reported in TEDS as Preparatory in a Pathway
  • A student who has completed two credits and is enrolled in at least the third credit of a career major.
  • Programming may be offered at ATC, CTC, high school and/or KCTCS
kossa strategies
KOSSA Strategies
  • Ensure curriculum is aligned to identified skill standards
  • Ensure standards are being addressed across the sequence of courses a student must take to be identified as a Preparatory Student
  • Incorporate academic and employability skills across CTE and academic curriculum
    • Foundational Academic and Employability Skills are essential for ALL students
    • Occupational or technical skills are specific to Pathway
kossa strategies1
KOSSA Strategies
  • And finally…

We will have the performance data for students and programs at the standard level to drive instruction and program improvement!

where we are today
Where we are today…
  • 26 standards and assessment areas
  • 7-10 new pilot areas in 2014
  • To date Active Enrollments: 175,538
  • Preparatory Students: 35,943
where we are today and where we are going
Where we are today and where we are going…
  • Embarking on new development in many areas due to CCR
    • Thank You, Thank You, Thank You
      • CTECS
      • South Carolina
      • Virginia
      • Nevada
      • And others will be joining the list to move our work along
ccr and kossa
CCR and KOSSA

Pamela Moore

Systems Consultant IT – KOSSA

Office of Career and Technical Education

Kentucky Department of Education

Pamela.Moore@education.ky.gov