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The Latest on ACE. New Opportunities for CTE June 2009. ACE Review. SB 982 signed into law 2005 Established new curricular requirements College prep for all beginning 2006-07 Established EOI tests for graduation

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the latest on ace

The Latest on ACE

New Opportunities for CTE

June 2009

ace review
ACE Review
  • SB 982 signed into law 2005
  • Established new curricular requirements
    • College prep for all beginning 2006-07
  • Established EOI tests for graduation
  • Required parents to sign permit for students to take core curriculum rather than College Prep curriculum
  • Maintained single high school diploma
sb 1792
SB 1792
  • Signed June 2006
  • Implements ACE testing beginning 2009-10
  • Established ACE Steering Committee
  • Renamed curriculum College Prep/Work Ready
  • Created new EOI tests
  • Established tests required for graduation
  • Allows for alternate tests to be adopted
college prep work ready
4 units English

3 units Math

3 units Lab Science

3 units History & Citizenship

2 units Foreign Language or Computer Technology

1 additional unit

1 unit arts or speech

All courses must be approved for college admission

College Prep/Work Ready
standard diploma
Standard Diploma

Requires mastery in the state academic content standards for:

  • Algebra I
  • English II
  • And two of the following five:
    • Algebra II
    • Biology I
    • English III
    • Geometry
    • United States History
tests required for graduation in 2011 12
Tests Required for Graduation in 2011-12
  • Algebra I and English II plus 2 more tests of student choice
  • Must be passed at satisfactory or above
  • Tests required to be delivered on-line
  • 3 testing opportunities each year
rules approved by sde
Rules Approved by SDE
  • Provides documentation for process of student assessment
    • Steps to follow for those students who do not score satisfactory or proficient scores on EOIs
      • Remediation
      • Retaking EOI
      • Alternative Assessments
      • End of Course Projects
    • Provides language for student exceptions and exemptions
    • Provides language for monitoring and cumulative record process

Subchapter 13. Student Assessment


sbe approved alternative assessments
SBE Approved Alternative Assessments
  • Mathematics (Algebra I, Algebra II, and Geometry)
  • Science (Biology I)
  • History and Social Science (US History)
  • English (English II and English III)

List of Alternative Assessments provided in handouts, no cut scores to date.

ace and cte
  • Access Issues for CTE
  • Importance of Planning Increased
  • Remediation Opportunities
  • Data and Accountability
legislative implications
Legislative Implications
  • SB 497 allows for technical certifications to be added to High School Diploma
  • SB 867 allows for technology centers to provide remediation on any subject
  • SB 1168 creates a Legislative Study Committee for ACE
  • SB 222 creates an Advisory Group for Accountability
senate bill 497
Senate Bill 497

“Beginning with students who enter the 9th grade in 2008-2009 school year, school districts shall report the student’s performance levels of satisfactory and above on the end of instruction tests and any business and industry-recognized endorsements attained on the high school transcript.”

senate bill 867
Senate Bill 867

“Technology center school shall be authorized to provide intervention and remediation in Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry, English II, English III, United States History and Biology I to students enrolled in technology center schools, with the approval of the independent school district board.”

senate bill 1168
Senate Bill 1168
  • Creates the Legislative Task Force on Achieving Classroom Excellence
  • Task Force will conduct a comprehensive review of the Achieving Classroom Excellence Act of 2005 and subsequence amendments
  • Shall submit report to Governor, President Pro Tempore of the Senate and Speaker of the House of Representatives by November 30, 2009.
  • Report shall include findings and recommendations for any statutory or regulatory changes necessary to improve the Achieving Classroom Excellence Act of 2005.
senate bill 222
Senate Bill 222
  • Known as the “Educational Accountability Reform Act”
  • Creates a P-20 Coordinating Council with designated membership which shall advise the SDE, OSRHE, and ODCTE, Office of Accountability, OESC, Legislature, and Governor on coordination of the creation of a unified longitudinal student data system.
  • Creates a Quality Assessment and Accountability Task Force to study the testing system
  • Creates an Educational Quality and Accountability Board which shall review all functions related to the determination of adequate yearly progress (AYP)
cte scheduling options
CTE Scheduling Options
  • Mathematics
    • Tech centers may offer above Alg I to 11th and 12th graders
    • May offer to 10th grade if tech center offers a SBE approved program of focused career study
      • Pre-Engineering
      • Biomedical Sciences
      • Biotechnology
      • Construction

(May remediate for all mathematics courses with EOI)

scheduling options for cte
Scheduling Options for CTE
  • Laboratory Science
    • CTE courses maybe certified as lab science by local high school
      • Ag Ed/High school
      • Certain Health courses/Tech Center
      • Must meet highly qualified teacher and requirements for college admission
    • Meet process standards for lab science
    • Above Biology I if taught at tech center
    • Science courses should relate to student’s Program of Study
    • Physics, Chemistry, Anatomy and Physiology, Microbiology, AP Biology, AP Chemistry, AP Environmental, AP Physics
    • Allows tech centers to remediate Biology I for EOI
scheduling options for cte1
Scheduling Options for CTE
  • Foreign Language or Computer Technology-2 units
    • approved for college admission requirements, whether taught at a high school or a technology center school, including computer programming, hardware, and business computer applications, such as word processing, databases, spreadsheets, and graphics, excluding keyboarding or typing courses
    • OHLAP approval applies
      • List of approved courses available
scheduling options for cte2
Scheduling Options for CTE
  • 1 additional unit from core or CTE approved for college admission
    • OHLAP approval has provided foundation for this option
      • Statewide approval option rather than individual site by site
tools to assist tech centers
Tools to Assist Tech Centers
  • E-Transcripts
  • On-line Academics
  • Instructors as Mentors (Teachers as Advisors)
  • Tech Centers That Work
  • OHLAP Course Approval List
  • SREB’s List of Technical Certifications
  • Career and Technology Course OCAS Codes
  • CareerTech Academies (Focused Field of Studies approved by SDE allow for math/science courses + CTE career majors for 10th graders)