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  • Next Generation Science Standards Now Available

    On April 9, the final Next Generation Science Standards were released. These standards, modeled after the Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts and Mathematics, are touted as “voluntary, rigorous, and internationally benchmarked standards for K-12 science education.”

    Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 4/17/2013 1:02:57 PM

  • Next-generation Science Standards Available for Final Review

    On January 8, the second and final public draft of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) was released. Comment on the draft will be accepted until January 29 and the final standards are expected to be released in March.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 4/15/2013 2:21:59 PM

  • ACTE, NASDCTEc & PARCC Release Joint Statement

    The Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE), National Association of State Directors of Career Technical Education Consortium (NASDCTEc) and Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) have produced a joint statement to provide clarity regarding the meaning of College and Career Ready Determinations (CCRD) that were produced by PARCC in early November.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 4/15/2013 2:09:03 PM

  • PARCC College and Career Ready Determinations Revealed

    On November 2, The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC), one of the two state-led consortia working to develop assessments aligned with the Common Core State Standards, unveiled its College- and Career-Ready Determinations (CCRD) policy and Policy-Level Descriptors (PLDs). The CCRD and PLDs, reported about in an earlier CTE Policy Watch blog post, establish a common benchmark to define the academic preparation in English Language Arts/literacy and mathematics which students will need to be college and career ready.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 4/15/2013 1:52:18 PM

  • New Common Core Teacher Materials Available

    Since a lot of career and technical educators were out of school over the summer, it is worth repeating that ACTE and America’s Promise held a Webinar in June featuring the work of the Missouri Center for Career Education (MCCE). The Webinar and slides from the presentation can be viewed on the ACTE Common Core Web page. New materials were added to the MCCE website this month.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 4/15/2013 1:27:41 PM

  • PARCC Briefing Highlights College-ready Determinations Policy

    PARCC, one of the two consortia developing assessments linked to the Common Core State Standards, held a briefing on July 30 to update national organizations on their progress. The briefing included detail about a draft College-Ready Determinations (CRDs) Policy which is open for public comment until September 21.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 4/15/2013 12:38:46 PM

  • Report Urges Engaging CTE Community in Common Core

    On May 24, ACTE and the National Association of State Directors of Career Technical Education Consortium (NASDCTEc) partnered with Achieve on the release of a report providing a blueprint for increased engagement between state education leaders and the career and technical education (CTE) community.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 7/18/2014 4:56:30 PM

  • Opportunities for CTE Educators in PARCC States

    The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC), one of the Common Core assessment consortia, provides a number of ways that K-12 educators can get involved in the development of PARCC assessments.This summer 2012, PARCC will be launching an item review committee which is planning to engage with many educators at the state and local levels.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 4/15/2013 10:30:16 AM

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