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  1. September 22, 1999 Technology Center of DuPage NCA Visitation Team

  2. Overall comments • Excellent start – first visit • This IS a pilot school…. • Evidence of a great deal of work

  3. Much of the needed work has already been done… • Need to document this in ways that clearly align with your own goals for instruction • Need to document this in ways that NCA recognizes • Need to find ways to streamline • automate, reduce, duplicative efforts

  4. ….work has already been done… • Plans for elaborate school database system • Commitment of staff and administration

  5. 1. The Transitions Endorsement • Student centered • (TCD Students interviewed…) • Focuses on competencies needed for successful transition from stage to stage • Shared responsibility • Home • Community • Places of work and/or further study • Sending schools

  6. 2. Articulation • The high school will work with (home schools) to ensure that a greater proportion of students is prepared to be successful • The high school will provide a challenging and developmentally appropriate program to address each student’s needs

  7. Students are to be credentialed in • i. Employability skills • ii. Career awareness and exploration • iii. Academic competence • Reading/Writing/communication • Mathematics • Science reasoning

  8. School improvement plan  Credentialing Target Goals

  9. Target Goal 1 • SI Goal 1: (HLC) Higher level cognition Problem solving, critical thinking, decision-making

  10. Problem Solving, Critical Thinking, Decision Making • Credentialing areas: • Employability skills • Career awareness and exploration • Academic competence • Reading/Writing/communication • Mathematics • Science reasoning

  11. Target Goal 2 • SI Goal 2: (RCC) Reading/comprehension/communication

  12. Reading/Comprehension/Communication/ • Credentialing areas: • Employability skills • Career awareness and exploration • Academic competence • Reading/Writing/communication • Mathematics • Science reasoning

  13. Target Goal 3 • SI Goal 3: (WE) (Work ethic -- employability ?) All students will display a positive work ethic: • attendance, punctuality; time management…

  14. Work Ethic & Employability • Credentialing areas: • Employability skills • Career awareness and exploration • Academic competence • Reading/Writing/communication • Mathematics • Science reasoning

  15. Now... • Career awareness and exploration… • ??

  16. The nine capacities • The capacities may be thought of as ‘enablers’ • SIG Credentialing area (CA)

  17. Communicate data • Provides data links between SIGs and CA • Example: Data on Employability informs performance on SIG 3 (Work ethic, etc)

  18. Intervention plan • Example: Helps identify areas of further training needed to reach SIG 3

  19. Organizational issues • Example: Membership and focus of program area advisory committees to inform relevance of Credentialing criteria

  20. Real Learning for the Real World

  21. September 22, 1999 Mathematics: A pump not a filter….