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  • Smarter Balanced Assessment Input Needed

    The Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium has recently announced a new opportunity for educators to get involved in policy surrounding the development of new common assessments.

    Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 8/22/2014 9:17:25 AM

  • Research and Policy Round-up: Veterans, Service Learning, Evaluating Applied Skills

    Two recent publications track policies on service learning and veterans in postsecondary education, while a new assessment explores enhancing data collection about applied skills.

    Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 8/6/2014 4:14:31 PM

  • CTE Standards Open for Review by National Board

    The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards has announced the public comment period for the revised Career and Technical Education (CTE) Standards, 2nd edition. The standards will be available for review from March 16 to April 13.

    Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 3/18/2014 5:49:14 PM

  • College and Career Readiness for Students With Disabilities, GED Test-takers

    While the national dialogue on college and career readiness tends to focus on the needs of the general high school student population, there are other populations who are also impacted by the college and career readiness discussion, including students with disabilities and youth and adults taking the GED test.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 1/7/2014 9:42:08 AM

  • Education Leader Explores a Common Model for CTE

    A recent supplement to Kappan magazine authored by Jean-Claude Brizard, senior adviser at the College Board and former chief executive officer of Chicago Public Schools, promotes the value of high-quality CTE and suggests ways to make CTE a more aligned, coherent system.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 11/7/2013 2:01:24 PM

  • NASDCTEc Unveils Report on State Standards: Links to Common Career Technical Core

    The National Association of State Directors of Career Technical Education Consortium (NASDCTEc) released a report titled “The State of Career and Technical Education: An Analysis of State CTE Standards.” The report provides an analysis and comparison of state standards related to the Common Career Technical Core (CCTC).

    Posted by Alisha Hyslop at 7/18/2014 4:52:47 PM

  • Few States Have Defined Career Readiness

    How are states defining career readiness? According to a new report from the Center on Education Policy, based on a survey of CTE leaders in 46 states (including the District of Columbia), not many are defining it at all.  Only 14 states have a statewide definition of career readiness, and in only 3 of these states is the definition distinct from the definition of college readiness.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 11/7/2013 1:58:30 PM

  • Common Core History Clearly Documented

    As the deadline for Common Core State Standards (CCSS) implementation approaches, more questions are being asked about the development and requirements of the Standards. The Alliance for Excellent Education (AEE) has produced a publication that may be the best documentation of the CCSS movement and what the standards do.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 8/29/2013 2:52:08 PM

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