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Academic Credit in CTE Helping CTE students meet increasing graduation credit requirements GASC Technology Center Flint, MI
Presenters: Liz Blomquist Math Infusion Specialist Holly Gates-Avery ELA Infusion Specialist School: GASC Technology Center Located in Flint, MI Serves approximately 1,800 students throughout Genesee County About Us
Why We Offer Math Credit Michigan Requires 4 years of math: Algebra, Geometry, Algebra II, + math elective One math class must be taken in the final year of high school This class can be math-related (i.e. accounting, business math, CTE) GASC offers senior year math-related credit in 15 of our programs of study Allows the student flexibility to fit CTE classes into schedule
The Path to Approval Genesee County has 27+ school districts Sought approval from all school districts to accept the math credit from GASC Completed cross-walks for all classes at GASC Used GLCE and HSCE from MI state curriculum Superintendents wanted assurance that students mastered those standards Next step: Cross-walk to Common Core Standards adopted by MI
Enrollment Data from First Years GASC RAC Data Number Requesting RAC Yes RACNo RAC ELA Math Totals GASC RAC Data Number Requesting RAC % Increase in RequestsYes RACNo RAC ELA-12157%92 Math41287%3389 Totals42782%34711 *Total number of students achieving RAC does not match number requesting. The remaining students either did not need the credit to graduate or the sending school did not accept the credit.
Assessments: Proof of Mastery Other centers in Michigan Math credit is given upon successful completion of CTE course GASC Technology Center Math credit is earned upon successful (70% or higher) completion of math unit tests/quizzes Students can pass CTE class without earning math credit Why? Drive from 27 superintendents that approved math credit plan for their districts Common curriculum for each CIP code Better data
Pilot: Auto Written Test 4/2010 Brakes 52% pass > 70% 48% fail Steering & Suspension 23% pass > 70% 72% fail Engine Performance 67% pass > 70% 33% fail
Pilot: Auto Written Test 4/2010 Auto I 37% passed > 70% 63% failed Auto II 67% passed > 70% 33% failed
What We Learned from Pilot Students are getting hands-on application of math skills, but also need pencil/paper practice Standardized testing, making a connection Health Sciences Worked as a unit to develop common math curriculum and assessments All other areas Individually developed practice materials and assessments
Common Assessments Give Good Data Health Sciences Developed common assessments for year 1 Earning credit was equal across all health classes Used common assessment to drive instruction
Health Sciences Health Sciences Math RAC Data Report RAC YesRAC NoRAC drop Forensic Science II912 Veterinary Medicine II25 C.N.A.93 Medical Assisting II21 Nursing31 Totals % pass rate based on 8 common assessments, common curriculum, and intervention when needed.
All Other Programs All Other Programs Math RAC Data Report RAC YesRAC No Information Technology403 Marketing420 Electrical Wiring280 Automotive422 Architecture/Construction171 Engineering40 Culinary592 Totals % pass rate based on non-common assessments, non-common curriculum for each CIP
School-Wide Initiative % pass rate (Health) vs. 97% pass rate (all others) Very small numerical difference Potentially large effect due to different requirements Assessments are the same for every student in each of our programs Every student is passing the same number of assessments to earn credit Each class has a set of 8 assessments that apply directly to their CTE standards
Lets Take a Test!! Electrical Wiring : Given the following circuit, find the total resistance using the formula. (I am giving the formula for this type of problem. Students will have to decide which formula to use based on type of circuit) Total resistance is: A Ω B Ω C Ω D Ω
Lets Take a Test!! Construction Trades: A drawing for concrete footings is shown below. If each footing measures 1-8 x 1-8 x 8, how many cubic yards of concrete are needed to pour all 4 footings? A yd 3 B yd 3 C yd 3 D. 27 yd 3