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1 Benefits of Career and Technical Education (CTE) NEFEC Guidance Counselor’s Forum Gainesville, FL Jodi Tillman, Public Schools Liaison Division of Career and Adult Education Florida Department of Education January 14,

2 2 It’s not your parent’s wood shop or home economics class! Career and Technical Education Career and Technical Education…

3 CTE Today… 3

4 CTE Works for High School Students High school students involved in CTE are more engaged, perform better and graduate at higher rates. More than 70 percent of secondary CTE concentrators pursued postsecondary education shortly after high school. A ratio of one CTE class for every two academic classes minimizes the risk of students dropping out of high school.

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6 Benefits for Students Taking CTE “Applied” academics (Relevance/Rigor) – Academic Credit PA/Fine Arts list Science Credit Application opportunities (Relationship) – CTSO - leadership/scholarship/Competitions – Internships, shadowing, business and industry Postsecondary opportunities – Dual enrollment – Articulated credit Industry Certifications (Rigor) – Career Readiness – Articulated credit – Graduation Requirements

7 What Industry Certifications “Do” For Schools… Bonus Funding for Program Teacher Bonuses School Grade Calculation

8 Industry Certifications Federal or state regulatory agency-developed assessment instrument leading to licensure (FAA, Dept. of Health, DBPR); Industry-developed assessment instrument leading to industry certification (ASE, HVAC Excellence); Industry-developed end-of-program assessments (NATEF); Proprietary company-developed assessment instrument leading to certification or proficiency in one or more company product (Microsoft, CISCO); and Third-party-developed assessment instrument (NOCTI, ASK Institute, Brainbench). 8 Descriptions by Certification Title

9 Industry Certification and Standard High School Diploma s , F.S. – Requirements for a standard high school diploma …Lots of changes!!!!! 9

10 High School Diploma Designations Scholar Designation – Students must satisfy additional course and assessment requirements. – Prescribed math (Algebra 1, Geometry, Algebra 2 and Statistics) & science (Biology, Chemistry or Physics and an Equally Rigorous Science), pass all EOCs, 2 years of the same Foreign Language. Merit Designation – Students must attain one or more industry certifications from the industry certification funding list pursuant to s , F.S. These are designations ---- The standard diploma still remains. A student may earn both designations! 10

11 Core Credit for CTE… NEW --- Industry certification courses that lead to college credit may substitute for up to two math credits and up to one science credit. (may not substitute for Algebra 1, Geometry, or Biology) Only certifications on the Gold Standards Articulation list “count” May not be accepted by SUS 11

12 Cape Legislation and Overview

13 13 Career and Professional Education Act Established by section , F.S. – Research-based program that integrates a rigorous academic curriculum with an industry-specific curriculum aligned directly to priority workforce needs as established by regional workforce boards Funding is included in the Florida Education Finance Program (FEFP) – Up to 0.3 additional FTE earned for each student who is enrolled in a CAPE Academy ( and earlier) or career-themed course and who is issued the highest level of industry certification – School Grades – Accelerated Coursework

14 14 Career and Professional Education Act The first year of implementation for the CAPE Act was By all districts were required to register at least one career academy. Career-themed courses were added in Number of Registered Career and Professional High School Academies ,2981,5111,729 Number of Registered Career and Professional Middle School Academies Total ,2981,5671,915 Number of Districts with Registered High School Academies Number of Districts with Registered Middle School Academies 933 Number of Industry Certifications Attempted 2 1,1123,59229,90649,51457,40072,111 Number of Industry Certifications Earned ,73216,40833,52345,44756,992 Pass Rate85.8%76.1%54.9%67.2%79.2%79%

15 CAPE Academy Enrollment and Industry Certifications Earned by Secondary Students

16 16 Each Career and Professional Academy and Secondary School offering a “Career-themed Course” must: – Provide a rigorous standards-based academic curriculum integrated with a career theme; – Include one or more partnerships with postsecondary institutions, businesses, industry, employers, economic development organizations, or other appropriate partners from the local community; – Promote and provide opportunities for students to earn at a minimum Florida Gold Seal Vocational Scholars awards; – Provide instruction in high skill, high wage, and high demand careers; – Deliver instruction relevant to the applicable career, including intensive reading and mathematics intervention; – Offer applied courses that combine academic content with technical skills; – Provide instruction resulting in competency, certification, or credentials in workplace skills; Statutory Requirements in s

17 17 A “career-themed course” is a course, or a course in a series of courses, that leads to an industry certification identified in the Industry Certification Funding List pursuant to rules adopted by the State Board of Education. Career-themed courses have industry- specific curriculum aligned directly to priority workforce needs established by the regional workforce board or the Department of Economic Opportunity. Career-themed courses may be any course in the course code directory. Statutory Requirements in s

18 Registered Career-themed Courses Districts are required to annually register the career-themed courses that meet the requirements of s , F.S. Superintendents certify that each CTC meets all of the requirements in statute. List of all registered CTC’s are published as Appendix FF in the K-12 database dictionary Registration process does not generate an identifier

19 19 School districts shall offer at least two career-themed courses Each secondary school is encouraged to offer at least one career-themed course. CTC’s must meet the same criteria as a CAPE academy. CTCs: Statutory Requirements in s

20 20 Registered Academies Districts are required to annually register the career and professional academies that meet the requirements of s , F.S. Registration window is between July 15 and September 15 for High School academies and September 16 to October 15 for Middle School academies. Superintendents certify that each registered academy meets all of the requirements in statute. Registration process creates a 3-digit identifier for the academy – This identifier is used to identify students enrolled in the academy and reported in Surveys 2, 3, and 5 Academies must be re-registered each year.

21 Which Industry Certifications “Count”?

22 “The Lists” Perkins IV Technical Skill Attainment Inventory (Secondary Programs) Comprehensive Industry Certification List Industry Certification Funding List 22

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24 Comprehensive Industry Certification List Department of Economic Opportunity(DEO) creates and maintains comprehensive list of highest and best industry- recognized certifications. Must be approved by Workforce Florida, Inc. Includes certifications that may not be earned by students at the secondary level, although the student may take introductory coursework leading to the certification Additional industry certifications may be recommended to the Department of Economic Opportunity or Workforce Florida, Inc. by regional workforce boards and career and professional academies. Serves as the basis for the annual “Industry Certification Funding List” 24

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26 CAPE Funding List 1314icfl.pdf

27 Industry Certification Funding List Created by the Division of Career and Adult Education Approved by the State Board of Education each year For inclusion: – The certification shall be on the “Comprehensive Industry Certification List.” – The certification shall be achievable by secondary students. – The certification shall require a minimum of 150 hours of instruction. 27

28 CAPE Funding List Certifications must be on the CAPE Funding List to: – Generate Bonus Funding – Generate Teacher Bonus

29 Differentiations Board was given the authority to differentiate age, work experience and other requirements – Would allow SBE to exempt certain non-exam requirements, if appropriate (Example – ASE) – Student must still pass all exam requirements Exemptions are noted on the ICFL.

30 FEFP – Weights for Industry Certifications Earned in and forward Industry Certifications with a statewide articulation agreement are weighted 0.2 Industry Certifications without a statewide articulation agreement are weighted

31 Estimated “Bonus” Funds per Certification FEFP Bonus FTE (0.1) x BSA ($3,752.30) = Bonus Funds $ Bonus FTE (0.2) x BSA ($3,752.30) = Bonus Funds $ Bonus FTE (0.3) x BSA ($3,752.30) = Bonus Funds $1, – Note: 0.3 weight has been eliminated for the FEFP calculation 31

32 FEFP Calculation One time, catch-up payment for students enrolled in who earned certifications in , , and For one year, funding will be included for middle school students who earned industry certifications on the Industry Certification Funding List or the Middle School STEM Industry Certification List

33 Other New language was added to prevent supplanting of funds from add-on FTE: – Each district must allocate at least 80 percent of the funds provided for industry certification, in accordance with this paragraph, to the program that generated the funds. This allocation may not be used to supplant funds provided for basic operation of the program.

34 Teacher Bonus – New Language New Teacher Bonus Language added: For industry certifications earned in the school year and in subsequent years, the school district shall distribute to each classroom teacher who provided direct instruction toward the attainment of an industry certification that qualified for additional full-time equivalent membership under subparagraph 1. a. A bonus in the amount of $25 for each student taught by a teacher who provided instruction in a course that led to the attainment of an industry certification on the Industry Certification Funding List with a weight of 0.1. b. A bonus in the amount of $50 for each student taught by a teacher who provided instruction in a course that led to the attainment of an industry certification on the Industry Certification Funding List with a weight of 0.2.

35 Teacher Bonus For certifications earned and later Applies to additional FTE funding received in the FEFP A portion of the funds provided in s (1)(o), F.S. must be distributed in accordance with the new teacher bonus language

36 Teacher Bonus – Implementation Recommendation Districts should be developing processes internally for identifying teachers whose instruction leads to the attainment of an industry certification. All teachers whose instruction leads to the industry certification attainment must receive the bonus Considerations…. – The district may not be able to rely upon the teacher of record for the final course in which the certification was reported.

37 Reporting of Certifications All certifications should still be reported even if the student has already reached their 0.3 cap. Schools may still receive credit towards school grades calculation. 37

38 Industry Certification and Articulation Agreements Since 2009, 117 Gold Standard Career Pathways Articulation Agreements have been established and incorporated in State Board of Education Rule 6A – 92 certifications – 109 Agreements allow students to earn between 3 to 9 hours of college credit depending on the certification and program – 8 Agreements allow students to earn 10 to 36 hours of college credit depending on the certification and program – aas.asp aas.asp

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40 Statewide Articulation Agreements: Example Certification: MSSC Certified Production Technician Agreements and Estimated Tuition Savings for Each Program 40 Associate Degree Program Number of Articulated Credits Estimated Tuition Savings* Electronics Engineering Technology 6$624 Engineering Technology15$1,560 Manufacturing Technology 9$936 *Based on Florida College System average tuition and fees of $104 per credit hour

41 Web Resources DOE Website – CAPE Act – Industry Certification Funding Lists and Career and Professional Academy registration site are available here. Workforce Florida, Inc- Comprehensive Industry Certification List atives/cape.php Comprehensive Industry Certification List is available here. Carl D. Perkins Technical Skill Attainment Inventories – See Header for Secondary and Postsecondary Technical Skill Attainment Inventory – This information is also posted in Appendix Z 41

42 Web Resources 6A , F.A.C.-- Industry Certification Process https://www.flrules.org/gateway/readFile.asp?sid= 0&tid= &type=1&file=6A doc Industry Certification – New webpage which includes links to: CAPE page Office of School Grades Statewide Articulation Agreements Industry Certification Descriptions web tool – 42

43 Key Contacts Program Tara Goodman, Division of Career and Adult Education ⁻ ⁻Phone: Tara McLarnon, Division of Career and Adult Education ⁻ ⁻Phone: Data Reporting Tsung-Yuan Lin ⁻ ⁻Phone: School Grades Calculation Only Ed Croft ⁻ ⁻Phone:

44 Other information of note….

45 CTE and Academic Credit 13 CTE courses are coded EQ – meet the equally rigorous science requirement

46 CTE Courses for Equally Rigorous (EQ) Science Credit ( ) Aerospace Technologies 1 ( ) Aerospace Technologies 2 ( ) Aerospace Technologies 3 ( ) Agriscience Foundations 1 ( ) Agricultural Biotechnology 3 ( ) Aquaculture 2 ( ) Aquaculture 3 ( ) Biotechnology 1 ( ) Biotechnology 2 ( ) Human Body Systems ( ) Human Body Systems ( ) Introduction to Alternative Energy ( ) Introduction to Alternative Energy ( ) Medical Interventions ( ) Medical Interventions ( ) Principles of Biomedical Science ( ) Principles of Biomedical Science ( ) 46

47 Professional Development Opportunities from DCAE 47

48 DCAE PD Opportunities for Professional Development Institute (PDI) 2. Academic Alignment – Spring CTE Core Integration Institute - Spring Career and Technical Education Reading (CATER) - Spring Florida Association of Career and Technical Educators (FACTE) Online Courses - Fall/Spring Florida’s State Standards/CTE Frameworks Training – Regional Summer/Fall FACTE State Summer Conference – July Other targeted PD as requested 48

49 Contact Information 49 Jodi Tillman Public Schools Liaison Florida Department of Education Questions ????


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