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Business/Marketing Technology Program Update August 1, 2007 ABEA Summer Conference.

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1 Business/Marketing Technology Program Update August 1, 2007 ABEA Summer Conference

2 Student Enrollment Student Enrollment – 127,764 ( ,105) ( ,105) –65 Business/Marketing Classes –11 Programs of Study 906 Business/Marketing Teachers ( ) ( ) Courses with Highest Enrollment –Keyboarding – 40,358 ( ,464) –(Computer Tech: Introduction – 14,953 ( ,646) ( ,646) –Computerized Business Applications – 14,569 ( ,911) ( ,911) –Word Processing I – 13,422 ( ,421) –Desktop Publishing I & 11 – 11,168 ( ,795) –Computer Applications I,II,III – 10,132 ( ,665) –Multimedia I & II – 4,168 ( ,731)

3 Who takes CTE courses? School Year –76% (160,938) of Arkansas students in grades 7-12 enrolled in at least one CTE course School Year –74% (156,226) of Arkansas students in grades 7-12 enrolled in at least one CTE course School Year –75% enrolled in at least one CTE course

4 CTE Graduation Rate Graduation Rate for CTE Concentrators – 91% Graduation Rate for CTE Concentrators (2 units in an occupational area) – 90.1% Graduation Rate for State – 81.3%

5 *Changes in Programs of Study Bus. Admin/Management –Must take Management or Enterprise Mgmt I & II Finance – –Add WPI or CBA or CA I, II Banking & Finance –Add WPI,CBA or CA I, II, B & F Principles and one of the following B & F Ops/Teller Training, B & F Consumer Lending, B & F Law Web Design –Web Design I-Foundations, Web Design II-Site Designer and one elective unit Programming –Add CBA or CA I, II –New Programming frameworks will be language specific (C++, Visual Basic, JAVA) Information Technology –Multimedia Applications I & II *Refer to Career Clusters Pathway Handout

6 Areas of Certification CT: Introduction IT: Fundamentals CA I IC 3 Certification Computer Business Applications CA II MOS Certification Web Design Foundations Web Site Designer (Pilot) CIW Associate Master CIW Designer Database Fundamentals Database Programming ORACLE Certified Associate

7 Teacher Certification –IC 3 and MOS – 459 exams were given at 3 testing sessions ( November, March and June) Three testing events: –Fall – 90% pass rate –Spring – 84% pass rate –Summer – 87%

8 Program Emphasis Teacher Certification – IC 3 and MOS Schools Becoming Testing Sites Student Certification – IC 3, MOS, CIW, ORACLE –Add CIW and ORACLE endorsements to teacher license Developing Articulation Agreements Introducing New Input Technologies

9 Challenges Maintaining enrollment in CTE courses when more and more emphasis is being placed on academic courses. Developing a mindset for teachers, students, administrators and parents of rigor and relevance in CTE courses. Emphasizing the importance of students becoming completers in a career focus.

10 Challenges Encourage school districts to require one unit of computer technology which emphasizes applications (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Outlook) as a graduation requirement. –Computerized Business Applications or Computer Applications I & II

11 Challenges Implement Input Technologies into Current Arkansas Keyboarding Frameworks. –Current technologies include speech recognition; handwriting recognition tools, such as Table PCs; scanners; PDAs, and other handheld devices. Educators must provide instruction on a variety of input technologies for successful academic, professional, and personal applications.

12 Questions/Answer Session


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