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  • CTE Research Review « NASDCTEc Blog
    Archived NASDCTEc Meetings Achieving Excellence in CTE Career Cluster Institute Archived Career Cluster Institutes Webinars Archived Webinars Newsletters Members Membership Directory Members Only Webinars Member Only On Demand Webinars Member CCTC Resources Organizational Resources Board of Directors Finance Committee Upcoming Webinar Strategies for Financing CTE This Week in CTE CTE Research Review The Manufacturing Institute s State Responses to the Skills Gap The Manufacturing Institute has collected promising state level best practices that encourage and promote a skilled manufacturing workforce in its newest report These areas including state examples are Industry Credentials Industry Partnerships Credit Articulation Dual Enrollment Comprehensive State Strategies ACT Policy Platforms Testing giant ACT recently rolled out a series of policy recommendations for K 12 postsecondary and workforce development With more than 50 years of data to draw upon ACT research suggests that for far too many individuals often those from low income first generation or minority backgrounds success along the K career continuum is out of reach according to ACT In short the three platforms are K 12 policy platform Focus on readiness for all students support the implementation of a high school core curriculum and rigorous coursework and promote the use of high quality student assessment systems Postsecondary Support postsecondary readiness advance efforts that reduce information barriers and adopt holistic approaches increasing postsecondary completion Workforce development Improve foundational workplace skills ensure that training is valuable to employers and employees and help individuals attain credentials Linked Learning 5 th Year Evaluation SRI International released its fifth annual report on California s Linked Learning Initiative which blends rigorous academics with career preparation including work based learning This year s report focused on the students themselves Who participates What are their experiences How does their participation in a Linked Learning pathway affect their high school outcomes As such the report found Student Equity and Access There is a pattern of disproportionately low female enrollment in engineering pathways and disproportionately high enrollment in health sciences Also nearly 80 percent of all students who started out in a pathway in the lower grades remained in the same pathway in 11 th Student Outcomes Students outperformed their non Linked Learning peers in credit accumulation and to remain in the school district there was no evidence of higher scores on standardized achievement tests but minority student subgroup perform at least as well if not better on credit accumulation and test score outcomes than their peers at traditional high schools For another California centric study be sure to check out the new report from the Stanford Center for Opportunity Policy in Education Recognizing College and Career Readiness in the California School Accountability System Andrea Zimmermann State Policy Associate Tags ACT California credit articulation dual enrollment industry credentials linked learning manufacturing This entry was posted on Thursday December 11th 2014 at 9 24 am and is filed under Research You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2 0 feed Both comments and pings are currently closed Comments are closed Series

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  • credit articulation « NASDCTEc Blog
    CTE Videos Research from the Field News Events Newsroom Press Releases NASDCTEc Meetings 2014 Spring Meeting 2014 Fall Meeting Archived NASDCTEc Meetings Achieving Excellence in CTE Career Cluster Institute Archived Career Cluster Institutes Webinars Archived Webinars Newsletters Members Membership Directory Members Only Webinars Member Only On Demand Webinars Member CCTC Resources Organizational Resources Board of Directors Finance Committee Posts Tagged credit articulation CTE Research Review Thursday December 11th 2014 The Manufacturing Institute s State Responses to the Skills Gap The Manufacturing Institute has collected promising state level best practices that encourage and promote a skilled manufacturing workforce in its newest report These areas including state examples are Industry Credentials Industry Partnerships Credit Articulation Dual Enrollment Comprehensive State Strategies ACT Policy Platforms Testing giant ACT recently rolled out a series of policy recommendations for K 12 postsecondary and workforce development With more than 50 years of data to draw upon ACT research suggests that for far too many individuals often those from low income first generation or minority backgrounds success along the K career continuum is out of reach according to ACT In short the three platforms are K 12 policy platform Focus on readiness for all students support the implementation of a high school core curriculum and rigorous coursework and promote the use of high quality student assessment systems Postsecondary Support postsecondary readiness advance efforts that reduce information barriers and adopt holistic approaches increasing postsecondary completion Workforce development Improve foundational workplace skills ensure that training is valuable to employers and employees and help individuals attain credentials Linked Learning 5 th Year Evaluation SRI International released its fifth annual report on California s Linked Learning Initiative which blends rigorous academics with career preparation including work based learning This year s report focused on the students themselves Who participates What are their experiences How does their participation in a Linked Learning pathway affect their high school outcomes As such the report found Student Equity and Access There is a pattern of disproportionately low female enrollment in engineering pathways and disproportionately high enrollment in health sciences Also nearly 80 percent of all students who started out in a pathway in the lower grades remained in the same pathway in 11 th Student Outcomes Students outperformed their non Linked Learning peers in credit accumulation and to remain in the school district there was no evidence of higher scores on standardized achievement tests but minority student subgroup perform at least as well if not better on credit accumulation and test score outcomes than their peers at traditional high schools For another California centric study be sure to check out the new report from the Stanford Center for Opportunity Policy in Education Recognizing College and Career Readiness in the California School Accountability System Andrea Zimmermann State Policy Associate By Andrea Zimmermann in Research Tags ACT California credit articulation dual enrollment industry credentials linked learning manufacturing Series This Week in CTE Legislative Updates State CTE Policy Updates CTE Research Review Friends of CTE Blog Series Inside International

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  • linked learning « NASDCTEc Blog
    Improve foundational workplace skills ensure that training is valuable to employers and employees and help individuals attain credentials Linked Learning 5 th Year Evaluation SRI International released its fifth annual report on California s Linked Learning Initiative which blends rigorous academics with career preparation including work based learning This year s report focused on the students themselves Who participates What are their experiences How does their participation in a Linked Learning pathway affect their high school outcomes As such the report found Student Equity and Access There is a pattern of disproportionately low female enrollment in engineering pathways and disproportionately high enrollment in health sciences Also nearly 80 percent of all students who started out in a pathway in the lower grades remained in the same pathway in 11 th Student Outcomes Students outperformed their non Linked Learning peers in credit accumulation and to remain in the school district there was no evidence of higher scores on standardized achievement tests but minority student subgroup perform at least as well if not better on credit accumulation and test score outcomes than their peers at traditional high schools For another California centric study be sure to check out the new report from the Stanford Center for Opportunity Policy in Education Recognizing College and Career Readiness in the California School Accountability System Andrea Zimmermann State Policy Associate By Andrea Zimmermann in Research Tags ACT California credit articulation dual enrollment industry credentials linked learning manufacturing Legislative Update American Jobs Act ESEA Bills Introduced Friday October 14th 2011 American Jobs Act Fails in the Senate Earlier this week the Senate voted on a Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Motion to Proceed to S 1660 the American Jobs Act However the motion failed to muster the 60 votes necessary to break cloture and formally consider the bill As a result the Senate plans to break the President s jobs package up into pieces and vote on each one individually The House has not indicated whether they will vote on the bill in the coming weeks Senate Introduces Comprehensive ESEA Draft On Tuesday Senator Tom Harkin IA introduced the long anticipated Elementary and Secondary Education Reauthorization Act of 2011 According to Harkin the bill will set high expectations for all children to graduate from high school with the knowledge and skills needed for success in college and careers support teachers and principals to help them provide high quality instruction ensure disadvantaged students get their fair share of resources focus federal attention on turning around low performing schools and closing achievement gaps and remove federal barriers to give states and communities the flexibility they need to innovate The bill would eliminate some of the more controversial vestiges of No Child Left Behind and it would codify into law some of President Obama s top education reform priorities Adequate Yearly Progress would be eliminated instead states would be required to ensure that students are making continuous improvement States would be required to set college and career readiness standards

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  • Visiting the ECS 2014 National Forum on Education Policy « NASDCTEc Blog
    Institutes Webinars Archived Webinars Newsletters Members Membership Directory Members Only Webinars Member Only On Demand Webinars Member CCTC Resources Organizational Resources Board of Directors Finance Committee Legislative Update Senate Passes WIOA Introduces Perkins Amendment and HEA Legislation CTE Research Review Visiting the ECS 2014 National Forum on Education Policy Yesterday the Education Commission of the States wrapped up its national forum on education policy in Washington DC and I had the opportunity to spend a couple of days attending sessions and meeting educators and administrators from all over the country While there I met Debra McDonald the Ohio Teacher of the Year who teaches CTE at the Wayne County Schools Career Center She told me about graduating from the same career center s early childhood education program and how happy she was to be able to come back as a teacher Despite the increasing momentum driving Career Technical Education nationally this year s forum only featured one session dedicated to CTE and another on dual enrollment that touched on aspects of the field Both sessions however were heavily attended Another standout from this year s forum was the plenary session Public Perception and Education Policymaking with Brandon Busteed executive director of Gallup Education His presentation was filled with results from the myriad surveys Gallup has conducted in recent years and made an effective case for the value of education in particular CTE It s worth revisiting those surveys as we go out into our communities to make the case for CTE All presentations from the forum including Brandon s can be found here Tags cte dual enrollment Gallup This entry was posted on Thursday July 3rd 2014 at 10 52 am and is filed under Public Policy You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2 0

    Original URL path: http://blog.careertech.org/?p=10721 (2016-01-08)
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  • CTE Research Review « NASDCTEc Blog
    CTE Career Cluster Institute Archived Career Cluster Institutes Webinars Archived Webinars Newsletters Members Membership Directory Members Only Webinars Member Only On Demand Webinars Member CCTC Resources Organizational Resources Board of Directors Finance Committee New Resources Available for Employability Skills Achieving Excellence What s New at SIRDC CTE Research Review The National Alliance for Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships NACEP recently released a case study of Memphis City Schools multi year effort to scale up access to dual and concurrent enrollment opportunities The report indicates that Memphis is a CTE trailblazer for its sustained targeted investment in district wide dual enrollment rare in most communities and even less common among large urban areas with high numbers of traditionally underserved students The report focuses on how Memphis schools implemented its dual enrollment initiative and offers best practices for others interested in looking to make a similar investment The study also shared Memphis experience working with local and state policymakers and other institutional leaders concerned with easing the pathway into college The case study Expanding Access to Dual Enrollment and College A Case Study of Memphis City Schools was conducted by researchers from the National Center for Restructuring Education Schools Teaching at Columbia University s Teachers College and was commissioned by NACEP Also last week the U S Department of Education s National Center for Education Statistics released its annual Condition of Education report Though there are no CTE specific trends this year s report it s worth checking out the latest trends in postsecondary education enrollment and attainment Andrea Zimmermann State Policy Associate Tags dual enrollment This entry was posted on Friday June 6th 2014 at 12 50 pm and is filed under Research You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2 0 feed Both comments and pings are currently

    Original URL path: http://blog.careertech.org/?p=10609 (2016-01-08)
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  • State CTE Policy Updates: July Edition Part 1 « NASDCTEc Blog
    as well as encourage new and ongoing partnerships between schools and business Ohio s Statewide CTE Reporting CTE Month This month Ohio released a sneak peek into the state s new CTE report cards which was approved by the State Board of Education back in May 2013 While the final report cards for the 2011 12 school year will be released next month the state released simulated scores by school this month to provide an early look into the new reporting mechanism Specifically the report cards include five components achievement e g technical skill assessments federal accountability results e g Perkins targets disaggregated by subgroups graduation four and five year graduation rates of CTE concentrators post program outcomes e g industry credentials postsecondary enrollment etc and preparation for success e g proportion of students earning college credit while in high school through AP IB etc What separates this from federal reporting is that Ohio is building these indicators into their statewide accountability system and assigning grades to schools based on their performance The state may add additional indicators to the CTE report card over time In unrelated news the Ohio legislature also passed HB 127 designating the month of March as Career Technical Education and Skilled Workforce Development Month to increase public awareness of the importance of career and technical education systems and skilled workforce development programs to the strength and vitality of Ohio s economic future As an aside February is celebrated as CTE Month by NASDCTEc and the ACTE Oregon s CTE Revitalization Grants The Oregon legislature recently passed HB 2913 SB 498 to maintain the state s CTE Revitalization Grant Program first established in 2011 which provides grants to CTE programs across the state The new bill also requires the establishment of a committee to set goals for the program develop grant criteria review all grant applications and make recommendations related to the awarding of grants with representation from business industry labor and education providers Priority will be given to programs to represent a diversity of students and strong partnerships between business and education with or without funding commitments from business The Grant Program has been funded at 7 5 million Idaho s Technology Pilots The Idaho Department of Education has awarded 3 million across 11 schools as part of the state s technology pilot project The winning schools which include elementary middle and high schools as well as distance academies will use the funds to do a range of technology based initiatives such as one to one initiatives on various tablets and computers piloting digital textbooks and libraries expanding Career Information System training for teachers on technology and instruction and developing a website portfolio system to track and share students academic growth The schools were selected based on plans that were scalable sustainable and designed to improve student achievement and financial efficiencies While this pilot if not focused on CTE specifically the availability and utilization of technology has a direct impact on teaching and learning in

    Original URL path: http://blog.careertech.org/?p=9103 (2016-01-08)
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  • Spring Meeting Recap: Two Minute Roundup Panel « NASDCTEc Blog
    Branding Websites Co Branding Campaign User Agreement Relevant Resources Issue Briefs Papers Jobs and the Economy College and Career Readiness Effective Models On Demand Webinars CTE Videos Research from the Field News Events Newsroom Press Releases NASDCTEc Meetings 2014 Spring Meeting 2014 Fall Meeting Archived NASDCTEc Meetings Achieving Excellence in CTE Career Cluster Institute Archived Career Cluster Institutes Webinars Archived Webinars Newsletters Members Membership Directory Members Only Webinars Member Only On Demand Webinars Member CCTC Resources Organizational Resources Board of Directors Finance Committee Legislative Update Obama FY14 Budget Proposal More Details Regarding CTE New Updates Spring Meeting Recap A View from the Hill Reauthorization Spring Meeting Recap Two Minute Roundup Panel This year the National Association of State Directors of Career Technical Education Consortium NASDCTEc surveyed Career Technical Education CTE State Directors to learn more about CTE related challenges and successes experienced in their states over the last year Responses from each state were compiled into a Two Minute Roundup document This resource is intended to spur conversation and connectivity between states that may experience similar accomplishments or difficulties Earlier this week at the NASDCTEc Spring Meeting a Two Minute Round Up panel featured CTE leaders who delved further into their respective state s successes and challenges Meg Harvey CTE State Director at the Maine Department of Education described several CTE initiatives in Maine including the launch of a five year associate degree pilot program View Meg s powerpoint presentation here Kathy D Antoni Assistant State Superintendent of Schools at the West Virginia Department of Education highlighted her state s work on simulated workplaces She also presented a new online resource called in site The website provides hundreds of resources many that align with West Virginia s academic and CTE standards to help better prepare students for postsecondary education and careers Kathy s presentation is available here Rita Johnson Senior Director for Workforce Innovation at the Kansas Board of Regents discussed the Kansas state legislature s plan to enhance the CTE system by providing free college tuition to students for all technical courses in approved programs at various institutions in the state An overview document of Kansas work is available here Rita has also provided several video clips that promote CTE programs in the state in areas such as welding nursing and information technology Visit our Spring Meeting Resources webpage to view additional resources Kara Herbertson Research and Policy Manager Tags college and career readiness community colleges dual enrollment This entry was posted on Friday April 19th 2013 at 6 25 am and is filed under NASDCTEc Spring Meeting Resources You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2 0 feed Both comments and pings are currently closed Comments are closed Series This Week in CTE Legislative Updates State CTE Policy Updates CTE Research Review Friends of CTE Blog Series Inside International CTE Archives Select Month January 2016 2 December 2015 6 November 2015 9 October 2015 13 September 2015 11 August 2015 12 July 2015 16

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  • NCES Report: Half of All High Schools Offer Opportunities for Dual Credit in CTE « NASDCTEc Blog
    Papers Jobs and the Economy College and Career Readiness Effective Models On Demand Webinars CTE Videos Research from the Field News Events Newsroom Press Releases NASDCTEc Meetings 2014 Spring Meeting 2014 Fall Meeting Archived NASDCTEc Meetings Achieving Excellence in CTE Career Cluster Institute Archived Career Cluster Institutes Webinars Archived Webinars Newsletters Members Membership Directory Members Only Webinars Member Only On Demand Webinars Member CCTC Resources Organizational Resources Board of Directors Finance Committee Legislative Update House Democrats Introduce Workforce Investment Act of 2013 H R 798 House Republicans Release Proposals to Reauthorize Workforce Investment Act NASDCTEc Spring Meeting Early Bird Registration Rate Deadline is March 4 Register NOW NCES Report Half of All High Schools Offer Opportunities for Dual Credit in CTE Dual credit courses offer public high schools students the opportunity to take college level courses and earn postsecondary credits while still in high school A new report shows that most U S high schools are providing these opportunities for students and many Career Technical Education CTE students are taking advantage to gain a head start into postsecondary education In Dual Credit and Exam Based Courses in U S Public High Schools 2010 11 the National Center for Education Statistics NCES reveals that more than four out of five U S high schools report that their students are enrolled in dual credit courses The report explores enrollment in dual credit courses eligibility requirements for enrolling in dual credit courses types of instructors in dual credit courses and expenses paid by students and parents for dual credit courses Findings include Half of all high schools reported that students took dual credit courses with a CTE focus table 4 High schools reported about 601 500 enrollees in dual credit courses with a career and technical vocational focus table 6 Among high schools with students enrolled in dual credit courses 42 percent reported that students took dual credit courses with a CTE focus taught on the high school campus table 10 High school students enrolled in dual credit courses with a CTE focus were less likely to pay tuition or fees than students enrolled in dual credit courses with an academic focus table 12 For high schools with students enrolled in dual credit courses with a CTE focus taught on a postsecondary campus 62 percent reported that both high school and postsecondary students were enrolled in the courses similar to courses with an academic focus table 15 View our Dual Enrollment resource for more information on this topic Kara Herbertson Research and Policy Manager Tags dual enrollment This entry was posted on Monday February 25th 2013 at 1 06 pm and is filed under Research You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2 0 feed Both comments and pings are currently closed Comments are closed Series This Week in CTE Legislative Updates State CTE Policy Updates CTE Research Review Friends of CTE Blog Series Inside International CTE Archives Select Month January 2016 2 December 2015 6 November 2015 9

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