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  • common core « NASDCTEc Blog
    Members Membership Directory Members Only Webinars Member Only On Demand Webinars Member CCTC Resources Organizational Resources Board of Directors Finance Committee Posts Tagged common core Leaders Laggards and the State of the Common Core Friday September 12th 2014 2014 Leaders Laggards The U S Chamber of Commerce Foundation has released the newest version of its Leaders Laggards a state by state analysis of K 12 education Seven years after its inaugural edition the report found that every state had improved in K 12 education but results still vary greatly in student outcomes across the country The 2014 report graded states on an A F system using 11 metrics including student achievement return on investment international competitiveness and postsecondary and workforce readiness The American Enterprise Institute conducted the research in the report This year s report also showed how student scores changed over time since the initial report Tennessee was highlighted as a state that made tremendous progress since the 2007 rankings receiving an A for progress but was still awarded D s and F s in categories such as academic achievement Technology and international competitiveness The report drew from national data such as the National Assessment of Educational Progress NAEP Advanced Placement exam passage rates and high school graduation rates Citing the country s high unemployment rate and persistently high number of unfilled jobs as evidence of a skills gap the researchers attempted to look closer at how the K 12 system was preparing students for college and careers However they said insufficient data and the lack of a single accountability metric prevented them from being able to truly measure career readiness or post high school outcomes Also despite having a category that examined career readiness CTE was visibly absent from both the report and the conversation at the public event in Washington D C When asked about why CTE wasn t included AEI s Frederick M Hess called out the lack of quality consistent national data on CTE as the reason for its absence from the report You can spend time with the report s sophisticated web tool which allows you to compare states by metric see full state report cards and look closer at the data used Where does the Common Core stand now After months of heated debates over the Common Core State Standards it might be easy to lose track of which states have kept renamed modified or overturned the new or not so new standards to measure college and career readiness Education Commission of the States have taken a state by state look at where the Common Core currently stands While some more high profile examples have made news headlines other changes sometimes in name only have bypassed national news In fact though many states have maintained their commitment to the standards 25 have quietly renamed the standards such as Iowa Core Maine s Learning Results and Wyoming Content and Performance Standards Check out the full overview to see where your state stands Andrea Zimmermann

    Original URL path: http://blog.careertech.org/?tag=common-core (2016-01-08)
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  • leaders and laggards « NASDCTEc Blog
    Membership Directory Members Only Webinars Member Only On Demand Webinars Member CCTC Resources Organizational Resources Board of Directors Finance Committee Posts Tagged leaders and laggards Leaders Laggards and the State of the Common Core Friday September 12th 2014 2014 Leaders Laggards The U S Chamber of Commerce Foundation has released the newest version of its Leaders Laggards a state by state analysis of K 12 education Seven years after its inaugural edition the report found that every state had improved in K 12 education but results still vary greatly in student outcomes across the country The 2014 report graded states on an A F system using 11 metrics including student achievement return on investment international competitiveness and postsecondary and workforce readiness The American Enterprise Institute conducted the research in the report This year s report also showed how student scores changed over time since the initial report Tennessee was highlighted as a state that made tremendous progress since the 2007 rankings receiving an A for progress but was still awarded D s and F s in categories such as academic achievement Technology and international competitiveness The report drew from national data such as the National Assessment of Educational Progress NAEP Advanced Placement exam passage rates and high school graduation rates Citing the country s high unemployment rate and persistently high number of unfilled jobs as evidence of a skills gap the researchers attempted to look closer at how the K 12 system was preparing students for college and careers However they said insufficient data and the lack of a single accountability metric prevented them from being able to truly measure career readiness or post high school outcomes Also despite having a category that examined career readiness CTE was visibly absent from both the report and the conversation at the public event in Washington D C When asked about why CTE wasn t included AEI s Frederick M Hess called out the lack of quality consistent national data on CTE as the reason for its absence from the report You can spend time with the report s sophisticated web tool which allows you to compare states by metric see full state report cards and look closer at the data used Where does the Common Core stand now After months of heated debates over the Common Core State Standards it might be easy to lose track of which states have kept renamed modified or overturned the new or not so new standards to measure college and career readiness Education Commission of the States have taken a state by state look at where the Common Core currently stands While some more high profile examples have made news headlines other changes sometimes in name only have bypassed national news In fact though many states have maintained their commitment to the standards 25 have quietly renamed the standards such as Iowa Core Maine s Learning Results and Wyoming Content and Performance Standards Check out the full overview to see where your state stands Andrea Zimmermann

    Original URL path: http://blog.careertech.org/?tag=leaders-and-laggards (2016-01-08)
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  • CTE Research Review « NASDCTEc Blog
    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 State Policy Update New Middle Skill Job Fact Sheets NGA Awards Funding to 14 States National Dialogue on Career Pathways Approaches CTE Research Review Data Data Dat a This week s installment of the CTE Research Review takes a look at new data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics BLS and the New York Federal Reserve Analysts at BLS are diving deep into their datasets to pull out trends on manufacturing employment and reemployment rates by industry Using its Current Employment Statistics datasets BLS found that Los Angeles had the largest total population employed in manufacturing however when taken as a percentage Elkhart Indiana also the RV and Band Instrument Capital s of the World according to Wikipedia took the top spot 47 8 percent of the working population employed in manufacturing BLS also examined reemployment rates for displaced workers by industry those who were employed for at least three years but lost their jobs through layoffs or because a company closed Although the analysis does not consider whether workers were reemployed in the same industry it showed that industries such as hospitality construction and information such as telecommunications posted the highest overall reemployment rates Over on Liberty Street This week the Federal Reserve Bank of New York released a series of posts on their blog Liberty Street Economics examining the value of a college degree which are all related to an article it released in June The third post in the blog series found that a quarter of those who earn a bachelor s degree reap little economic benefit In fact the bottom quartile of baccalaureate holders had nearly identical wages to those with a high school degree Another post also points to the diminishing economic rewards for students who don t finish in four years These numbers poke yet another hole in the baccalaureate only focus of the college for all mantra By overlooking the broader set of postsecondary pathways students and not just those who may fall in the 25 th percentile may be missing their chance to earn a family sustaining wage with job security and mobility Andrea Zimmermann State Policy Associate Tags 4 year degree BLS Data manufacturing This entry was posted on Thursday September 4th 2014 at 8 22 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

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  • Breaking our Baccalaureate Addiction « NASDCTEc Blog
    brings to their learning CTE students are also more likely to go on to college with 75 of graduates who took at least three CTE courses enrolling in postsecondary education within two years They have the added advantages of real world experience from work based learning and career exploration opportunities and have unique access to mentors and resources to help them chart their future beyond the traditional college prep counseling On top of that completers of CTE postsecondary programs are more likely to be employed than those completing an academic focused program Eighty six percent of postsecondary students completing an associate s degree in a CTE field of study for example are still employed five years later compared to 78 6 percent of those completing an associate s degree in an academic field of study They are filling the skills mismatch and not fast enough for many employers in the health services manufacturing and IT sectors To summarize CTE keeps students in school and puts them on a pathway to success Yay CTE CTE for all So what s the problem My problem is this While I appreciate positive attention for CTE I believe Petrilli did CTE a major disservice with his piece By setting up CTE as the option for students who are not college material he ultimately undermined the value CTE has for all students And perhaps more importantly he reinforced the image problem the CTE community has to deal with every day CTE remains the place you put kids who just can t make it to college As long as CTE is framed as the non college option rather than a pathway to a broader set of college options we are perpetuating CTE as an inferior rather than an equally viable and more reliable choice Despite a decade of efforts to raise the rigor and quality of CTE programs by anchoring them in 21 st century knowledge and skills and building stronger linkages between secondary and postsecondary programs through dual concurrent enrollment early college programs and other mechanisms CTE is still not something many parents want for their kids The stigma of old school voc ed is a hard one to shake So allow me to reframe the discussion Instead of talking about CTE as being solely for those who can t be successful in four year programs let s talk about how we can break our country s addiction to and reverence for the bachelor s degree As Petrilli clearly lays out the notion that a four year degree is the only option is at best outdated and at worst sets up false expectations for too many students as evidenced by high remediation low degree completion and increasing debt It no longer makes sense to put all of our eggs in the four year basket There are many other postsecondary pathways that lead to a family sustaining wage job security and mobility that are not being presented as a realistic option to enough of today s

    Original URL path: http://blog.careertech.org/?p=10308 (2016-01-08)
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  • 4-year degree « NASDCTEc Blog
    September 4th 2014 Data Data Dat a This week s installment of the CTE Research Review takes a look at new data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics BLS and the New York Federal Reserve Analysts at BLS are diving deep into their datasets to pull out trends on manufacturing employment and reemployment rates by industry Using its Current Employment Statistics datasets BLS found that Los Angeles had the largest total population employed in manufacturing however when taken as a percentage Elkhart Indiana also the RV and Band Instrument Capital s of the World according to Wikipedia took the top spot 47 8 percent of the working population employed in manufacturing BLS also examined reemployment rates for displaced workers by industry those who were employed for at least three years but lost their jobs through layoffs or because a company closed Although the analysis does not consider whether workers were reemployed in the same industry it showed that industries such as hospitality construction and information such as telecommunications posted the highest overall reemployment rates Over on Liberty Street This week the Federal Reserve Bank of New York released a series of posts on their blog Liberty Street Economics examining the value of a college degree which are all related to an article it released in June The third post in the blog series found that a quarter of those who earn a bachelor s degree reap little economic benefit In fact the bottom quartile of baccalaureate holders had nearly identical wages to those with a high school degree Another post also points to the diminishing economic rewards for students who don t finish in four years These numbers poke yet another hole in the baccalaureate only focus of the college for all mantra By overlooking the broader set of postsecondary

    Original URL path: http://blog.careertech.org/?tag=4-year-degree (2016-01-08)
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  • BLS « NASDCTEc Blog
    4th 2014 Data Data Dat a This week s installment of the CTE Research Review takes a look at new data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics BLS and the New York Federal Reserve Analysts at BLS are diving deep into their datasets to pull out trends on manufacturing employment and reemployment rates by industry Using its Current Employment Statistics datasets BLS found that Los Angeles had the largest total population employed in manufacturing however when taken as a percentage Elkhart Indiana also the RV and Band Instrument Capital s of the World according to Wikipedia took the top spot 47 8 percent of the working population employed in manufacturing BLS also examined reemployment rates for displaced workers by industry those who were employed for at least three years but lost their jobs through layoffs or because a company closed Although the analysis does not consider whether workers were reemployed in the same industry it showed that industries such as hospitality construction and information such as telecommunications posted the highest overall reemployment rates Over on Liberty Street This week the Federal Reserve Bank of New York released a series of posts on their blog Liberty Street Economics examining the value of a college degree which are all related to an article it released in June The third post in the blog series found that a quarter of those who earn a bachelor s degree reap little economic benefit In fact the bottom quartile of baccalaureate holders had nearly identical wages to those with a high school degree Another post also points to the diminishing economic rewards for students who don t finish in four years These numbers poke yet another hole in the baccalaureate only focus of the college for all mantra By overlooking the broader set of postsecondary pathways

    Original URL path: http://blog.careertech.org/?tag=bls (2016-01-08)
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  • ED Releases New Provisional High School Graduation Rates « NASDCTEc Blog
    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 Learn how to Build Adult Students English Language and Workforce Content Skills in Upcoming NASDCTEc Webinar CTE in the news Skills gap hinders unemployed business and industry ED Releases New Provisional High School Graduation Rates For the first time since all states have adopted a common rigorous measure for four year high school graduation rates the U S Department of Education has released preliminary data on how states measured up for the 2010 2011 school year The graduation rates and data notes are available on the Department s website Using the new measure 26 states reported lower graduation rates and 24 states reported unchanged or increased rates for the 2010 2011 school year However the new graduation rates are not comparable to those of previous years since a new formula was used The top ranking states were Iowa 88 percent Vermont and Wisconsin 87 percent Indiana Nebraska New Hampshire North Dakota Tennessee and Texas 86 percent The lowest ranking states were New Mexico 63 percent Nevada 62 percent District of Columbia 59 percent The new graduation rates show state leaders willingness to create more uniformity and transparency in reporting these data Additional information can be found at ED Data Express Kara Herbertson Research and Policy Manager Tags Data Graduation Rates This entry was posted on Thursday November 29th 2012 at 7 50 am and is filed under News Research 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

    Original URL path: http://blog.careertech.org/?p=7574 (2016-01-08)
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  • Pilot Project on Improving Data Exchange Between Industry Certification Organizations and State Education and Workforce Longitudinal Data Systems « NASDCTEc Blog
    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 NASDCTEc releases Request for Proposal Resources Now Available for NASDCTEc Webinar on Career Clusters Crosswalks and the Crosswalk Validation Project Pilot Project on Improving Data Exchange Between Industry Certification Organizations and State Education and Workforce Longitudinal Data Systems NASDCTEc is serving on the advisory committee led by ACTE and collaboration of national and state partners to support a project that expands and improves data exchange between industry certification organizations and state longitudinal data systems The project is based on a multi year roadmap for the development of a national data exchange clearinghouse that will allow states and educational institutions to gain access to data on industry recognized certifications earned by students The clearinghouse could serve as an excellent resource to inform the decisions associated with programming teaching and learning within CTE and provide a crucial missing link in the pursuit of quality data reflecting student performance of CTE programs Over the next year in addition to a focus on raising awareness of the need for improving data exchange a pilot project will be conducted between states and industry partners on how data can be effectively and securely exchanged and used for the benefit of all parties Current industry partners include CompTIA and The Manufacturing Institute an affiliate of the National Association of Manufacturers or NAM The Department of Education is also interested in the development and outcome of this project Industry certifications and licensure are a growing part of the expected outcomes of career and technical education CTE programs and the Department is interested in the identification of solutions to the issues surrounding state collection of valid and reliable data This pilot project is based on a recent Illinois and CompTIA project that demonstrated the feasibility of linking state and certification data and states are currently being recruited to participate To find out more about the project or to submit a state application to participate in the pilot project please go to the web page to view the documents and information or contact Alisha Hyslop at ACTE Dean Folkers Deputy Executive Director Tags accountability Career Clusters Data technical skills This entry was posted on Wednesday October 31st 2012 at 1 04 pm and is filed under Career Clusters NASDCTEc Announcements News 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

    Original URL path: http://blog.careertech.org/?p=7405 (2016-01-08)
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