|Career and Technical Education: A Driving Force in School Improvement||Download Full Research Document
11 June, 2012
Grade Level: All (K-12)
The best high schools in America are creating stronger blueprints for success through the use of career and technical education (CTE) concepts and applications: model CTE programs are already embracing their role in delivering academic skills and knowledge; likewise model academic high schools are already embracing traditional CTE program components to improve student achievement.
You can download the most recent whitepaper from the Career and Technical Education Technical Assistance Center (CTE TAC) entitled: Career and Technical Education: A Driving Force in School Improvement. The CTE TAC sheds light on this important trend by outlining 12 characteristics found in America's most successful schools, and then aligning these characteristics to the New York State Education Department (NYSED) CTE Program Approval Process. To help achieve the Board of Regents' goal of enhancing student achievement at all levels, a call is made for a renewed emphasis on defining characteristics that mirror model programs, ensuring that all students acquire the rigorous knowledge and skills needed to succeed as productive citizens in a global economy. Both the characteristics and the alignment to the CTE Program Approval Process provide foundation and structure for a CTE pathway to move forward.
We encourage you to review and share this paper with others, as well as consider how the 12 characteristics of successful schools and CTE can be applied in your work to improve student achievement.