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. This element addresses the development, implementation and revision of the program of study curriculum, including the relevant knowledge and skills taught in the program and the standards on which they are based. The following reports, articles, guides and toolkits can help you develop and implement high-quality curriculum.

Developing and Revising Industry-based Curriculum

The authors describe course redesign using a human performance technology approach, including performance analysis with stakeholders.

This report analyzes the alignment between industry-based standards and the Common Career Technical Core, a set of standards built on the foundation of the National Career Clusters® Framework.

Needs assessment can be integrated into CTE curriculum development using the Tyler Rationale, a technique of curriculum development based on asking fundamental questions.

This journal article describes a tool that enables instructional developers to evaluate a subject matter expert’s capability and suitability to support curriculum development.

This journal article describes a case study investigating how community college instructors and students responded to the implementation of a scenario-based curriculum.

The researchers describe a curriculum development and assessment model to help community and technical college faculty and administrators develop, evaluate and revise associate degree-level STEM workforce education programs.