Standards-aligned and Integrated Curriculum


Standards-aligned and integrated curriculum is one of 12 elements of high-quality CTE, defined in ACTE’s comprehensive, research-based Quality CTE Program of Study Framework. The following reports, articles, guides and toolkits can help you develop and implement high-quality curriculum. This page is under development; additional resources and tags will be added in summer 2018. 

Developing and Revising Industry-based Curriculum

Human Performance Technology for CTE: An Alternative Approach to Course Redesign
Lion and Lindbeck, ACTE Techniques Magazine, September 2013

The Common Career Technical Core, Programs of Study & Industry-Based Standards
Advance CTE, July 2014

Integrating Needs Assessment into Career and Technical Curriculum Development
Grier, Journal of Industrial Teacher Education, 2005

Designing and Developing Technical Curriculum: Finding the Right Subject Matter Expert
Mattoon, Journal of Industrial Teacher Education, 2005

Adapting Scenario-based Curriculum Materials to Community College Technical Courses
Yarnall et. al, Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2007 ($)

Engineering an Associate Degree-Level STEM Workforce Education Curriculum
Selwitz et. al, Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2017 ($)

CTE-Academic Integration

Common Ground: Integrating the Common Core and CTE
Richner, ACTE Techniques Magazine, Nov/Dec 2014

CTE Academic and Technical Curriculum Integration to Meet the Common Core
Wright, Thomas and Rogers, ACTE Techniques Magazine, Nov/Dec 2014

Capitalizing on Context: Curriculum Integration in Career and Technical Education
National Research Center for CTE Curriculum Integration Workgroup, 2010

Rigor and Relevance: A Model of Enhanced Math Learning in Career and Technical Education
Stone et. al, National Research Center for CTE, 2007

Oregon Applied Academics Project Final Report
Pearson, Richardson and Sawyer, National Research Center for CTE, 2013

Integrating Curriculum: Lessons for Adult Education From Career and Technical Education
Chernus and Fowler, National Institute for Literacy, 2010

Integration of the Common Core State Standards into CTE: Challenges and Strategies of Career and Technical Teachers
Asunda, Finnell and Berry, Career and Technical Education Research, April 2015 ($)

Developing Authentic, Integrated, Standards-Based Mathematics Curriculum: [More Than Just] An Interdisciplinary Collaborative Approach
Hernández and Brendefur, Career and Technical Education Research, 2003 ($)

Designing and Implementing an Integrated Mathematics, Science and Technology Curriculum for the Middle School
Satchwell and Loepp, Journal of Industrial Teacher Education, 2002

Developing and Implementing an Integrated, Problem-Based Engineering Technology Curriculum in an American Technical College System
Craft and Mack, Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2001 ($)

Educator Development

National Research Center for CTE Professional Development and Projects