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  • This Week in CTE « NASDCTEc Blog
    Finance Committee CTE Research Review Webinar The State of Employer Engagement in CTE This Week in CTE TWEET OF THE WEEK IBM How STEM opens new worlds for women according to bjbaenaz amyverno http bitly com ibmpodcasts womenatibm womenintech More ARTICLE OF THE WEEK STEM vs STEAM Do the Arts Belong Join in on this discussion over whether the arts belong in the STEM science technology engineering and math curriculum our children need a well rounded quality education that enables them to make informed decisions that will impact the world and the way they live We need students who are motivated and competent in bringing forth solutions to tomorrow s problems More WEBINAR OF THE WEEK WIOA Consultation Webinar Non Discrimination and Equal Opportunity Provisions The Civil Rights Center CRC and the Employment and Training Administration ETA of the U S Department of Labor Department or DOL invites equal opportunity officers state and local workforce leaders and practitioners workforce system partners customers and other stakeholders to provide input on the implementation of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act More RESEARCH REPORT OF THE WEEK The National STEM Report This report reviews the 2014 graduating class in the context of STEM to determine what students are interested in and student readiness in math and science for those interested in STEM careers You can also see the condition of STEM in your state More RESOURCE OF THE WEEK New Professional Learning Module Supplements Designed to complement our full length module Introduction to Student Learning Objectives these supplements provide student learning objectives SLOs materials and resources for teachers of career and technical education CTE courses and SLO scoring strategies More Katie Fitzgerald Communications Associate Tags news Research resources This Week in CTE This entry was posted on Friday November 21st 2014 at 9

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  • Research « NASDCTEc Blog
    their drive to enter the field according to a recent article The findings could help provide insight on how the nation can both target workforce shortages and close persistent gender gaps in those critical careers The National Science Foundation awarded 312 000 over the next three years to investigate the issue Eric Deemer a professor of psychology in Louisiana Tech University s College of Education and Jessi Smith professor of psychology at Montana State University will lead the study The study The Mediating Role of Stereotype Threat and Achievement Goals in the Regulation of Scientific Motivation will include interviews of 2 500 students Women are often subjected by others to the stereotypical belief that they are incapable of being scientists said Deemer in a science news article The findings are expected to lead to recommendations pedagogical practices and career intervention strategies By Erin in Research Tags Research New IES data highlights CTE student postsecondary trends degree attainment Friday October 16th 2009 New data provided by the Institute of Education Sciences highlights the proportions of CTE concentrators who enrolled in postsecondary institutions how long it took them to enroll and the types of degrees or certificates they earned between 1992 and 2000 A recent update to the IES Web site presents data relative to the conversations being had in the political and educational arenas regarding students postsecondary goals and successes As presented by IES the figures speak to the following primary questions What percentage of CTE concentrators enrolled in college How soon after high school graduation did they enroll and what types of postsecondary institutions did they enter By 2000 the majority of CTE concentrators from the class of 1992 had enrolled in postsecondary education 65 percent of the total group of CTE concentrators 59 percent of the CTE only subgroup and 82 percent of the dual CTE and college preparatory subgroup About three quarters of all CTE concentrators who enrolled in a postsecondary institution did so within 7 months of their high school graduation More than half 56 percent of all CTE concentrators began their postsecondary education at a community college while 37 percent began at a 4 year institution and 7 percent at another type of institution What proportion of CTE concentrators who enrolled in a postsecondary institution earned a postsecondary certificate or degree Among the total group of CTE concentrators from the class of 1992 who enrolled in a postsecondary institution about half earned a postsecondary certificate or degree by 2000 while about one quarter 26 percent earned a bachelor s or higher degree A higher proportion of college preparatory only students earned a postsecondary certificate or degree than both the total group of CTE concentrators and the subgroup of dual CTE and college preparatory concentrators Comparing the total group of CTE concentrators with general education students there was no detectable difference in the proportion who earned a postsecondary certificate or degree but CTE concentrators were more likely to have earned an associate s degree as their highest

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  • OVAE Seeks Input on a Research Center for CTE « NASDCTEc Blog
    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 Appropriations WIA Bills Introduced NASDCTEc Fall Meeting Online Registration is set to Close October 12 OVAE Seeks Input on a Research Center for CTE OVAE is planning a competition for a national research center to carry out scientifically based research and evaluation and to conduct dissemination and training activities consistent with Section 114 d 4 of the Carl D Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of 2006 It seeks input on research topics and on types of dissemination activities and technical assistance to states to address the education employment and training needs of students in career and technical education programs Please submit your comments to NationalResearchCent ed gov or at the Department of Education s blog at http www ed gov blog 2011 10 national research center for career and technical education by Oct 21 2011 Nancy Conneely Public Policy Manager Tags OVAE Perkins Research This entry was posted on Friday October 7th 2011 at 11 03 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 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

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  • Creation of ARPA-ED Agency Would Catapult Science and Technology Education Research « NASDCTEc Blog
    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 Meet June Sanford NASDCTEc Past President Career Pathways Innovation Fund Grants Available Creation of ARPA ED Agency Would Catapult Science and Technology Education Research In his January 2011 State of the Union address President Barack Obama expounded upon his goals to out innovate other nations through ground breaking education initiatives leading to increased college completion rates Part of the President s strategy includes strengthening educational technology research and development and his FY2012 budget proposes adding a new agency the Advanced Research Projects Agency for Education ARPA ED to press forward with such initiatives The Department of Education states that ARPA ED will aggressively pursue technological breakthroughs that have the potential to transform teaching and learning the way the Internet GPS and robotics have transformed commerce travel warfare and the way we live our daily lives Based on the innovative Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency DARPA ARPA ED will focus on funding transformative projects in the areas of teaching and learning Some projects to be pursued include Digital tutors as effective personal tutors Courses that improve the more students use them Educational software as compelling as the best videogame Aside from improving K 12 and postsecondary learning the Department also suggests that projects will deliver fast paced learning opportunities to help retrain displaced workers for workforce reentry To read more visit the Department of Education s Winning the Education Future The Role of ARPA ED Tags Research STEM This entry was posted on Wednesday March 9th 2011 at 8 42 am and is filed under News Research You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2 0 feed Both

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  • Community College Placement Tests: ‘Mismatch Between Interventions and Assessments’ « NASDCTEc Blog
    Newsletters Members Membership Directory Members Only Webinars Member Only On Demand Webinars Member CCTC Resources Organizational Resources Board of Directors Finance Committee Dept of Labor Announces Green Jobs Innovation Fund Competition House Introduces Short Term CR to Avoid Government Shutdown Community College Placement Tests Mismatch Between Interventions and Assessments While over half of community college students enroll in at least one remedial course a recent study finds little correlation between postsecondary remediation and increased student outcomes In the working paper Assessing Developmental Assessment in Community Colleges researchers from Teachers College at Columbia University examine the role of assessment and placement within community colleges They recommend that states and community colleges reform the remediation process by taking a closer look at the placement tests that land students in remedial coursework in the first place The authors found a trend towards state standardization of assessments and mandatory enrollment in remedial courses if placed but remarked that While standardization of an effective strategy may improve student outcomes standardization of an ineffective strategy may worsen them According to the paper 92 percent of 2 year colleges administer assessments to determine whether remedial coursework is needed most using the ACCUPLACER and or COMPASS exams While studies find both tests fairly valid measures of predicting students math reading and writing grades they also find that the resulting placement recommendations do not seem to improve student outcomes As noted by the authors This suggests a mismatch between interventions and assessments The researchers suggest using a more comprehensive assessment or multiple assessments including academic diagnostic and affective measures to better place students and to improve student outcomes Tags assessments community colleges Research This entry was posted on Friday February 25th 2011 at 2 55 pm and is filed under Research You can follow any responses to this entry

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  • Gathering Storm Approaching Category 5, Report Warns « NASDCTEc Blog
    Resources Board of Directors Finance Committee Help Refresh the Image of Career Technical Education Education and Skills Are Key Components to Economic Recovery Action Plan Gathering Storm Approaching Category 5 Report Warns Despite attempts to improve the United State s position in the global economy the nation has over the last five years worsened its ability to compete for quality jobs Further if the United States does not implement a sustained investment in education and basic research soon the nation will continue on its downward spiral according to a follow up report to highly regarded Rising Above the Gathering Storm Energizing and Employing America for a Brighter Economic Future The new report Rising Above the Gathering Storm Revisited Rapidly Approaching Category 5 warns that the nation has not improved despite the warnings and recommendations made since the original congressionally commissioned report was released in 2005 The Gathering Storm is looking ominously like a Category 5 according to the report and as the nation has so vividly observed rebuilding from such an event is far more difficult than preparing in advance to withstand it The report does praise Congress for passing the America COMPETES Act and implementing several funding initiatives to support the improvement of K 12 and STEM education but warns that funding for American COMPETES is scheduled to expire in Fiscal Year 2010 and stimulus funding for education is nearly depleted amidst the nation s growing debt The Gathering Storm effort once again finds itself at a tipping point said Norman R Augustine coauthor of a new report and chair of the original Gathering Storm committee Addressing America s competitiveness challenge is an undertaking that will require many years if not decades Tags global competition Public Policy Research This entry was posted on Friday October 8th 2010 at 9

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  • CCSSO « NASDCTEc Blog
    date presents a clear set of actions states can take to close the skills gap and ensure more students graduate from high school prepared for high skill high demand careers These recommendations include Developing sustainable employee and business partnerships Creating high quality career pathways and Prioritizing accountability systems Maura Banta IBM s Director of Global Citizen Initiatives in Education and task force representative reiterated the necessity of partnering business and education to create career ready workers if the U S is to remain a global competitor To accomplish this businesses can take the lead in showcasing their passion for collaborating with education developing staff buy in and focusing on both short term and long term outcomes Terry Holliday Kentucky Education Commissioner and Career Readiness Task Force Chairman urged states to develop high quality pathways that help all students reach successful careers in their communities To that end Holliday urged local and national groups representing education business and stakeholders to streamline credentials and certifications to help students determine what credentials are necessary in today s workforce Scott Ralls North Carolina Community College Systems President discussed the interest gap that exists in CTE and called on states to work with students earlier to showcase the opportunities that exist within CTE and how it can prepare students for living wage careers Lastly June Atkinson North Carolina Superintendent of Public Instruction and incoming President of CCSSO outlined a series of the ways in which CTE can move forward She highlighted Opportunities and Options capability to serve as a resource for recommendations for Carl D Perkins Act reauthorization the opportunity for states to network to share information challenges and lessons learned and the necessity to engage State Governors to move the CTE agenda forward To learn more about the report find NASDCTEc s press release here and the full report here Katie Fitzgerald Communications Associate By Katie Fitzgerald in Meetings and Events News Publications Resources Tags CCSSO Meetings Publications State Chiefs New Accountability Roadmap May Add Pressure for Faster ESEA Reauthorization Thursday June 23rd 2011 Last week NASDCTEc reported on U S Secretary of Education Arne Duncan s efforts to pressure Congress to hasten reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act ESEA by issuing waivers for states to bypass parts of the current law Now the Council of Chief State School Officers CCSSO a nonprofit membership organization representing education chiefs from each state has released a roadmap that will apply further pressure for Congress to take action CCSSO s roadmap currently a working draft proposes next generation accountability systems aligned with college and career ready expectations for all students The roadmap is a combined effort of chiefs from 40 states and the District of Columbia to outline areas that should be included in state accountability systems specifically through ESEA reauthorization The accountability systems would still require schools to meet high standards and would also provide more feedback and support to help schools make continuous improvements If Congress does not speed up the ESEA reauthorization

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  • Meetings « 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 Meetings Experts discuss CCSSO Opportunities and Options Report on the Importance of Career Readiness Monday December 1st 2014 The Council of Chief State School Officers CCSSO brought together leaders in K 12 higher education and the business community today to discuss recommendations from CCSSO s newly released report encouraging states to make career readiness a priority The report Opportunities and Options Making Career Preparation work for Students resulted from a year long taskforce including K 12 higher education and affiliate groups such as NASDCTEc Opportunities and Options supported by 43 states and territories to date presents a clear set of actions states can take to close the skills gap and ensure more students graduate from high school prepared for high skill high demand careers These recommendations include Developing sustainable employee and business partnerships Creating high quality career pathways and Prioritizing accountability systems Maura Banta IBM s Director of Global Citizen Initiatives in Education and task force representative reiterated the necessity of partnering business and education to create career ready workers if the U S is to remain a global competitor To accomplish this businesses can take the lead in showcasing their passion for collaborating with education developing staff buy in and focusing on both short term and long term outcomes Terry Holliday Kentucky Education Commissioner and Career Readiness Task Force Chairman urged states to develop high quality pathways that help all students reach successful careers in their communities To that end Holliday urged local and national groups representing education business and stakeholders to streamline credentials and certifications to help students determine what credentials are necessary in today s workforce Scott Ralls North Carolina Community College Systems President discussed the interest gap that exists in CTE and called on states to work with students earlier to showcase the opportunities that exist within CTE and how it can prepare students for living wage careers Lastly June Atkinson North Carolina Superintendent of Public Instruction and incoming President of CCSSO outlined a series of the ways in which CTE can move forward She highlighted Opportunities and Options capability to serve as a resource for recommendations for Carl D Perkins Act reauthorization the opportunity for states to network to share information challenges and lessons learned and the necessity to engage State Governors to move the CTE agenda forward To learn more about the report find NASDCTEc s press release here and the full report here Katie Fitzgerald Communications Associate By Katie Fitzgerald in Meetings and Events News Publications Resources Tags CCSSO Meetings Publications State Chiefs Series This Week in CTE Legislative Updates State CTE Policy Updates CTE Research Review Friends of CTE Blog Series Inside

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