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1 Subcommittee on Academics and Workforce Alignment April 24, 2014

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3 A Successful CTE Student Will …  Graduate from high school with academic proficiency  Complete a CTE course sequence as part of a comprehensive program of study  Successfully pass an end-of-sequence (program) technical assessment  Earn a credential validating workplace readiness (employability) skills  Qualify for industry credentials while in high school (where available)  Earn college credit while in high school to better prepare for and advance postsecondary education Nevada Department of Education Office of Career, Technical and Adult Education

4 FY’14 Funding Sources Nevada Department of Education Office of Career, Technical and Adult Education State FundsFederal FundsTotal CTE Programs$4,139,053$8,633,133$12,772,186

5 Career & Technical Education Student Definitions  Enrollee  Participant  Concentrator (2 credits earned)  Completer (completes sequence) Nevada Department of Education Office of Career, Technical and Adult Education

6 Infrastructure Changes for CTE in Nevada  Revised Program Completion Requirements  CTE Course Catalog  Programs of Study Developed for all Programs  State CTE Skill Standards & Curriculum Frameworks  End-of-Program Assessments  Employability Skill Requirements  Student Certificates/Credentials Nevada Department of Education Office of Career, Technical and Adult Education

7 New Program Completion Requirements 1.Students must complete the sequence of courses as determined by the CTE Course Catalog 2.Where available, students must take an end-of- program assessment upon completion of the course sequence (NAC ) 3.Students must be taught the Employability Skills for Career Readiness (new 21 standards) and demonstrate proficiency in the employability skill standards (NAC ) Nevada Department of Education Office of Career, Technical and Adult Education

8 CTE Course Catalog  All courses identified by common names and course descriptions  Course sequences defined (i.e., Level I, II, III)  Common completion levels for all course sequences  300+ Courses  70+ Course Sequences Nevada Department of Education Office of Career, Technical and Adult Education

9 Career and Technical Education  Organized Under 6 Program Areas and 15 Career Clusters  Agriculture and Natural Resources  Business and Marketing  Hospitality, Human Services and Education  Health Sciences and Public Safety  Information and Media Technologies  Skilled and Technical Sciences Nevada Department of Education Office of Career, Technical and Adult Education August 13, 2012

10 CTE Course Catalog Information and Media Technologies Nevada Department of Education Office of Career, Technical and Adult Education Information Technology Computer Science Database Design IT- Networking IT- Service and Support Web Design & Development Media Technologies Animation Fashion, Textiles & Design Graphic Design Graphic Communications and Production Radio Production Video Production

11 CTE Program & Course Sequence Program Area Information and Media Technologies Career Cluster Information Technology CTE Program Information Technology Networking IT Networking I IT Networking II IT Networking III IT Networking Advanced Studies Nevada Department of Education Office of Career, Technical and Adult Education

12 CTE Course Catalog All courses and course sequences defined. Nevada Department of Education Office of Career, Technical and Adult Education COURSE TITLEABBREVIATED NAME CREDITS LEVELCIP CODE IT Networking I IT NETWORKING I1L Prerequisite: None This course will introduce students to the general theories needed to design, build, and maintain home and small business networks. Concepts learned will provide the students with the opportunity to further their education in Information Technology (IT) and prepare for entry-level IT careers.

13 Programs of Study  Identifies Career Cluster and Pathway  Identifies the students four year plan  Identifies post-secondary options  Identifies industry certifications  Identifies the appropriate CTSO(s)  Identifies high wage, high demand, and high skill careers Nevada Department of Education Office of Career, Technical and Adult Education

14 Programs of Study

15 State CTE Skill Standards Nevada Department of Education Office of Career, Technical and Adult Education Identifies content standards, performance standards, and measureable performance indicators Cross-walked to the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts and Math, and the State Science Standards Cross-walked to the Common Career Technical Core Standards Identifies the body of knowledge to be assessed Drives course sequences, curriculum frameworks and local curriculum development

16 State Skill Standards Nevada Department of Education Office of Career, Technical and Adult Education CONTENT STANDARD 3.0: INSTALL, CONFIGURE, AND SECURE COMPUTER SOFTWARE P ERFORMANCE S TANDARD 3.1: E VALUATE O PERATING S YSTEM (OS) S OFTWARE Use industry standard vocabulary Compare and contrast Microsoft Windows Operating Systems Explain various features and tools of operating systems Select appropriate operating system features and tools based on customer needs Install and secure operating systems

17 Technical Assessments Nevada Department of Education Office of Career, Technical and Adult Education End-of-program measurement of skill attainment aligned to state standards Validates quality of programs based on state standards Assessments developed as standards are revised or created

18 Technical Assessments Nevada Department of Education Office of Career, Technical and Adult Education Test Creation Process – Revise or create standards – Create assessment – Pilot assessment – Item analysis (Review pilot results and issues) – Live testing – Cut score development Available results: student level, site level, district level, and state level

19 Technical Assessments Nevada Department of Education Office of Career, Technical and Adult Education

20 Technical Assessments Nevada Department of Education Office of Career, Technical and Adult Education Live Tests ’12 (642) – Architectural Drafting and Design (179) Average Score 60 Pass percentage 51% – AgMET Equipment Fabrication Systems (108) Average Score 61 Pass percentage 58% – AgMET Power Systems (13) Average Score 75 Pass percentage 85% – AgMET Structural Systems (30) Average Score 56 Pass percentage 50%

21 Technical Assessments Nevada Department of Education Office of Career, Technical and Adult Education Live Tests ’12 State Results – Culinary Arts (238) Average Score 66 Pass percentage 60% – Graphic Design (47) Average Score 74 Pass percentage 83% – Mechanical Drafting and Design (27) Average Score 58% Pass percentage 37%

22 Technical Assessments Nevada Department of Education Office of Career, Technical and Adult Education Assessment Development – Employability Skills for Career Readiness – Animal Science – Floriculture Design – Landscape Design – Natural Resources & Wildlife Management – Ornamental Horticulture – Veterinary Science – Business Management – Accounting and Finance – Marketing – Entrepreneurship – Baking and Pastry – Early Childhood Education – Family & Consumer Sciences – Emergency Medical Technician – Fire Science – Law Enforcement – Nursing Operations – Sports Medicine – IT Networking – IT Service & Support – Web Design & Development – Automotive Technology – Welding Technology – Metal Working – Cosmetology – Electronics

23 Technical Assessments Assessment additions for 2014 Agriculture & Natural Resources – Agriculture Business Systems – Agriculture Leadership, Communication and Policy – Environmental Management – Veterinary Science Business & Marketing Education – Sports and Entertainment Marketing Education, Hospitality & Human Services – Family and Consumer Sciences – Hospitality and Tourism Health Science & Public Safety – Biomedical – Criminal Justice or Forensic Science – Medical Assisting – Nursing Assistant Information & Media Technologies – Animation – Computer Science – Digital Game Design – Fashion, Textiles and Design – Photography – Video Production Skilled & Technical Sciences – Architectural and Civil Engineering – Collision Repair Technology – Construction Technology – Electronic Technology – Furniture and Cabinetmaking – Mechanical Technology July 23, 2013 Nevada Department of Education Office of Career, Technical and Adult Education

24 End of Program Technical Assessments Year 1, 2012: 7 program assessments – 7 new assessments implemented (642 students) Year 2, 2013: 32 program assessments – 25 new assessments implemented (2,557 students) Year 3, 2014: 53 program assessments – 23 new assessments implemented (5,122 students) July 23, 2013 Nevada Department of Education Office of Career, Technical and Adult Education

25 End of Program Technical Assessments % of Program Completers Assessed % of Program Completers to be Assessed * Program completers for : 5,396 *Program completers identified by completion level courses only in the CTE Course Catalog (Course Levels L2C, L3C or L4C) July 23, 2013 Nevada Department of Education Office of Career, Technical and Adult Education

26 Employability Skills for Career Readiness Nevada Department of Education Office of Career, Technical and Adult Education Standards and Performance indicators Definitions and instructional strategies Identifies the body of knowledge to be assessed – Personal Qualities and People Skills – 7 standards – Professional Knowledge and Skills – 10 standards – Technology Knowledge and Skills – 4 standards Must be included in the instruction of a CTE Program

27 Employability Skills Personal Qualities & People Skills  Positive Work Ethic  Integrity  Teamwork  Self-Representation  Diversity Awareness  Conflict Resolution  Creativity & Resourcefulness Professional Knowledge & Skills  Speaking & Listening  Reading & Writing  Critical Thinking & Problem Solving  Health & Safety  Organizations, Systems, & Climates  Lifelong Learning  Job Acquisition & Advancement  Time, Task, & Resource Management  Mathematics  Customer Service Technology Knowledge & Skills  Job-Specific Technologies  Information Technology  Internet Use & Security  Telecommunications

28 Student Credentials/Certifications Nevada Department of Education Office of Career, Technical and Adult Education Certificate of Skill Attainment (NAC ) Endorsement on diploma (NAC ) Certificate for passing the state assessment for employability skills Industry certifications

29 Nevada Department of Education Office of Career, Technical and Adult Education Questions and Comments … For More Information Contact: Mike Raponi, Director Office of Career, Technical and Adult Education Nevada Department of Education 755 N. Roop Street, Suite 201 Carson City, NV (775)


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