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A Summary of Statewide Articulation Agreements in Kansas
Kansas State Department of Education - CTE
Kansas CTE Statewide Articulation Agreements - Defined and Process
All Kansas students are engaged in a quality career pathway to prepare them for a lifetime of opportunities as productive and responsible citizens.
286 Unified School Districts KSDE – K-12 & KBOR – Post-secondary 16 career clusters with 31 pathways 26 public community and technical colleges 7 public universities
16 Clusters 36 Pathways All high schools must have their CTE pathways approved by KSDE to receive additional state funding (state legislated.5 vocational funding) All high schools must choose CTE courses from the state approved list for each pathway All CTE courses have state approved competencies
This “standardization” of courses helps to ensure that all students taking a particular course have been taught the same skills Local Option state – Schools choose their own curriculum & delivery methods Pathways must consist of a minimum of 3 credits at the secondary level Pathways must contain a minimum of one Introductory, Technical, and Application level course
21107 – DRAFTING/CAD (1 Credit) (Pre-requisite course for Advanced Drafting/CAD 21150) A comprehensive, technical level course designed to instruct students in the use of CAD design and software Identify and demonstrate the use of CAD commands and system peripherals Demonstrate the ability to dimension drawings on the CAD system Demonstrate proficiency in setting limits and scale on the CAD system Demonstrate proficiency in setting, turning on and turning off layers Create standard drawings for templates Demonstrate the ability to load, store files, and transport files via Internet Place text on a drawing and be able to change to different font styles, sizes and angles Be proficient in the use of printer/plotter operations Demonstrate ability to place text on a drawing and change to different font styles, sizes and angles Demonstrate ability to dimension drawings on the CAD system Demonstrate proficiency in setting limits and scale on the CAD system Construct drawings using straight line, circle, and hidden line statements, etc Construct isometric and 3D drawings Set grid and snap specifications Define and use commands to modify a drawing Use symbols (from a symbol library) in a drawing.
A universal agreement between KSDE and Kansas postsecondary institutions Provides Kansas students with a smooth, unduplicated transition from high school to postsecondary school
Current Kansas Model = One to Many The agreement signed by the postsecondary institution is available to students from ANY Kansas high school who have completed their high school’s approved pathway and who meet the requirements of the agreement
Postsecondary determines the requirements Pathway Concentrator Grade Point Average Specific High School Courses Timeline for Entering the Postsecondary Program Professional Credential Postsecondary determines the “deal” College Advanced Placement Credit Free Tuition Scholarship
Understanding Validating Students Local Option Legal Issues
Began with several meetings with Kansas Board of Regents on best practices for implementation; Developed an agreement template Visited and met with public post- secondary institutions First statewide agreement (agriculture) signed with Barton County Community College (Great Bend, KS)
The CTE course “standardization” has been the biggest asset to developing statewide articulation agreements Colleges & universities can compare the high school course competencies with theirs to look for overlaps that may convert to free college credit or other student benefits
64 signed agreements 27 Pathways 11 institutions Barton Community College Cloud County Community College Emporia State University Flint Hills Technical College Kansas City Kansas Community College Manhattan Area Technical College North Central Kansas Technical College Pittsburg State University Seward County Community College Washburn University Wichita State University
Creating and Implementing a Kansas CTE Statewide Agreement
KSDE serve the CTE Statewide Articulation Agreement? Represents Kansas students Coordinates and drafts agreements Annually provides a list of schools using signed agreements Post-secondary institution create and implement a statewide agreement? Identify institution liaisons for negotiating and coordinating Academics look at competencies within courses: Matching Complimenting Duplicating (Checking for overlap) Communicate within institution – developing handling and recruiting procedures
High school utilize CTE statewide agreements? Communicate within institution – Build awareness (Promote!) Build relationship with post-secondary partner: Program of study Academic contacts Share names of students who are in the articulated program of study with postsecondary partners External partner (e.g., KS Governor’s Office, U.S. Department of Education, business and industry) value CTE statewide agreements? Supports non-duplicative initiatives Demonstrates academic integration – building a P – 20 pathway for students; Assures that students are receiving 21 st Century pedagogy and skills.
Benefits of Kansas CTE Statewide Articulation Agreements
Kansas students? Alleviating course duplication, students to receive advanced placement college credit, tuition waivers, and/or scholarships Students have more options (upon meeting the articulated requirements) in transitioning to any postsecondary institution Kansas high schools? No longer have to seek out a postsecondary partner Builds relationships with postsecondary partners across Kansas Saves time in the Career Cluster Pathway approval process Kansas postsecondary schools? Perfect recruitment tool for qualifying potential applicants and enrollees Assures students are consistently, adequately prepared for postsecondary success. Kansas students? Alleviating course duplication, students to receive advanced placement college credit, tuition waivers, and/or scholarships Students have more options (upon meeting the articulated requirements) in transitioning to any postsecondary institution Kansas high schools? No longer have to seek out a postsecondary partner Builds relationships with postsecondary partners across Kansas Saves time in the Career Cluster Pathway approval process Kansas postsecondary schools? Perfect recruitment tool for qualifying potential applicants and enrollees Assures students are consistently, adequately prepared for postsecondary success.
Have an Agreement for every Pathway Have an Agreement for each Occupational Program covered within a Pathway (i.e., Auto Body & Auto Repair are in same Pathway, but lead to different Postsecondary Programs) Develop “Many-to-Many” Agreements