Who takes CTE courses? 2006-2007 School Year –76% (160,938) of Arkansas students in grades 7-12 enrolled in at least one CTE course 2005-2006 School Year –74% (156,226) of Arkansas students in grades 7-12 enrolled in at least one CTE course 2004-2005 School Year –75% enrolled in at least one CTE course
CTE Graduation Rate 2005-2006 Graduation Rate for CTE Concentrators – 91% 2004-2005 Graduation Rate for CTE Concentrators (2 units in an occupational area) – 90.1% 2004-2005 Graduation Rate for State – 81.3%
*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
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
Teacher Certification 2006-2007 –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%
2007-2008 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
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.
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
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.