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1 Research & Revision Instruction & Resources Assessment & Reporting Credential & Verified Credit Timeline for the Virginia WRS Model

2 Virginia Springs Forward Virginia Springs Forward The new list was completed…and then Virginia Introduced to the CTE Advisory Committee and CTE administrators across the state, April 2010 Converted skills list into appropriate format for Virginias CTE curriculum, Spring 2010 (Skills became tasks with task definitions to amplify and describe the skills.) Researched and developed instructional resources to complement all WRS tasks, Spring 2010 Introduced in a Verso message, June 1, 2010, for implementation Verso

3 WRS Are Flexible Example: Sustainability

4 Teaching the WRS WRS Technical tasks Full course The WRS can be infused throughout the course or taught as an instructional unit.

5 Use WRS to Complement and Reinforce Technical Competencies WRS resources provided within each course framework include background information instructional activities lesson plans Web sites.

6 Evaluation and Reporting Virginia CTE teachers can evaluate student achievement of the WRS in two ways: Student Competency Record (rating classroom performance) WRS Assessment developed and released in April 2011.

7 Timeline for the New Industry Credential for the New WRS Virginia and CTECS worked to identify and develop test items, to conduct an assessment pilot, and to launch this stand-alone credential. Sept 2010: Experts meeting to ID test items March 2011: Pilot successfully completed; cut score determined April 2011: Full implementation of assessment

8 Graduation Requirements How do schools and students benefit from the new credential? Graduation requirements and student-selected verified credit Credentialing requirements

9 This new assessment replaces other tests that were used in the past to assess WRS 100-item multiple-choice test 60-minute timed test 75% cut score Reasonable price ($9.00) Pretest ($6.00) Certificate of successful completion provided and can be used for verified graduation credit The CTECS-Provided Virginia WRS Assessment

10 Initial Statistics on the WRS Assessment AprilJune ,693 students tested 2,400 students passed (65% pass rate) mean score

11 Latest Statistics on the WRS Assessment April 2011January 24, students tested, 6061 passed 66% pass rate mean score 2019 pre-tests

12 The Stakeholders and Their Roles VDOE Weldon Cooper CTECS CTE Resource Center Administration Research Assessment Curriculum

13 In Summary The New Workplace Readiness Skills for the Commonwealth are well researched and up to date are reflective of Virginia employer needs are incorporated into all CTE courses come with many teaching resources are being assessed are leading to an industry- acknowledged and respected credential and are earning student-selected verified credit.

14 A Final Note Why do we want you to adopt our state model, skills, & curriculum resources? WRS education is a crucial national need. Your implementation further validates our product. Developed curriculum resources should be shared between schools and states. It would be wasteful to reinvent the wheel. Assessment data on a broader scale will inevitably trigger new improvement strategies for the test, teaching, and learning experience.

15 Questions? Achsah Carrier Demographics & Workforce Group Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service University of Virginia Darren Morris CTE Resource Center Ken Potthoff CTECS ext


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