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1 Career & College Promise Career & Technical Education Conference July 17, 2014

2 A Quick CCP Review….. Career & College Promise Cooperative Innovative High Schools College Transfer Pathway Career & Technical Ed Pathway

3 CCP Eligibility Review College Transfer Pathway High school junior or senior Weighted 3.0 grade point average Demonstrate college readiness on an assessment/placement test OR Meet provisional eligibility criteria 3.5 GPA; 2 yrs HS English and Algebra II with a C or better; written permission from HS principal and CC president; limited to math and ELA courses until college readiness is established by earning a C or better in those courses

4 CCP Eligibility Review Career & Technical Education Pathway High school junior or senior Weighted 3.0 grade point average, OR Recommendation of the high school principal Must meet all pre-requisites of the chosen career pathway

5 CCP Eligibility Review Students must maintain eligibility to continue in CCP Continue making progress toward high school graduation Maintain a 2.0 GPA for college coursework GPA requirement effective with the second college course Principals can revoke eligibility at any time

6 CCP Eligibility Review Cooperative Innovative High Schools Pathway Be enrolled in a Cooperative Innovative High School Early colleges, middle colleges, other models as well

7 Why Promote/Use CCP?* High school students who take college courses are more likely to attend and graduate from college High school students who completed a college course before graduation were 50% more likely to earn a college degree w/in 6 years than those who did not These findings held true for all racial groups and for students from low-income households * Source: NC New Schools

8 Why Promote/Use CCP? Help change the school culture through increased rigor and relevance Engage students and raise their level of commitment to their postsecondary goals Greater alignment between high school and postsecondary course expectations Reduce the length of time to finance and earn a college degree

9 CCP Update Overview SBCC changes for CTE CTE-related CFNC application process Course weighting, the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement, and CT pathway changes Dual credit Course codes update

10 CTE Program Changes Re-authorized enrollment of students into two CTE programs of study; previously allowed only one. CFNC application currently accommodates only one; NCDPI has requested an update to this functionality. Addition of a second CTE program of study must be recorded manually until CFNC can update the application. Students can still enroll in one CT and one CTE program of study, but not two CT programs of study.

11 Eligibility Benchmark Changes College Transfer applicants must meet minimum college readiness benchmarks in English, reading, and math PSAT benchmark scores have been revised by The College Board; Community College Board approved use of these revised scores ACT Reading benchmark score also increased to 22 in February 2014.

12 College Transfer Benchmarks TestPLANACTAssetCOMPAS S Accuplacer PSAT*SAT English Writ. & 41 Read. 70 Writ. & 81 Read. 86 Sent. Skills & 80 Read Reading Math Num. Skills & 41 Int. Alg. 47 Pre- Alg. & 66 Alg. 55 Arith. & 75 Elem. Alg * Prior benchmarks were 49 (English), 50 (reading), and 50 (math); ACT benchmark was 21.

13 CCP Course Substitutions Students are allowed to substitute courses in pathways, for example English literature Requires Community College partner to agree and document reason for substitution Allows students to take advantage of dual credit opportunities or take courses that make sense based on their plans

14 Course Weighting Reminder College courses at the on the CAA currently earn Honors credit. –New Comprehensive Articulation Agreement includes revised transfer course list. –Generally, CTE courses do not receive extra weight. A change to the weighting method will be approved by the SBE in August or September –Effective in (possibly ).

15 Course Weighting Workgroup The workgroup considered several options: –Do nothing – keep the current system –Don’t weight at all – use only un-weighted GPA –Weight all advanced courses (AP/IB/college) equally –Adjust the weighting factors on a more modest scale, similar to what is done in other states Weight only those high school courses identified as core Weight only credits that are generally transferable to college/university

16 Course Weighting Workgroup Changes will include: –Assigning the same weight for college/dual enrollment college credit as for AP or IB –Narrowing the current weighting scale to the following: 4 quality points for standard courses 4.5 quality points for Honors courses 5.0 quality points for AP, IB, and college courses (including Project Lead the Way courses authorized for college credit)

17 Dual Credit Reminder “Dual credit” means HS credit for college courses. Principals are not limited to only those courses (see GCS-M-001). Dual credit decisions should always be made based upon course content –Does college course approximate or extend high school content standards? Revisions coming, based upon new CAA and College Transfer pathways

18 Course Code Reminder PowerSchool has course codes available, including CTE codes Code requests are still arriving The code assignment process is very different. –Plan in advance for what you need! –“Emergency” requests will follow the standard code assignment process codes are scheduled to be available in October/November 2014.

19 CCP College Transfer Changes 2 new CT pathways from the Universal General Education Transfer Component (UGETC) of the respective associate degrees – All the UNC institutions will accept all of these courses and apply them toward lower level general education requirements (not as electives). –Students must earn a “C” or better in the courses. –Does not matter which CC the student attends or to which UNC institution the student attends. Previous pathways are eliminated once current students finish

20 CCP College Transfer Changes New CAA offers more guarantees regarding course transfer, and the associate degree requires fewer courses –Prior CAA guaranteed transfer credit only for completing the entire “Core 44.” –Now, if a high school student takes only one or two courses on the list, the credits transfer. CC Board to approve changes at March 2014 meeting. Effective immediately (Fall 2014).

21 CCP College Transfer Changes How will current juniors enrolled in CCP be handled going forward? –Students enrolled in CT pathways prior to Fall 2014 may continue in their current pathway, or may elect to switch to the new pathway. Will the transfer rules now in place be applied retroactively to current juniors after they graduate next year? –Students are covered by the CAA in place at enrollment as long as they remain continuously enrolled. If they stop and then re-enter, they will be covered by the CAA in place at the time they re-enroll.

22 Questions, Comments, Concerns Contact Rob Hines –


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