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CTE and competency-based education, while a natural fit, are in danger of being siloed if states and districts do not take care to integrate them in approaches to college and career readiness.
A new paper from Achieve and National Association of State Directors of Career Technical Education Consortium identifies several strategies that can help states and districts better integrate CTE and competency-based pathways (CBP), which the publication defines as incorporating demonstrated mastery; explicit, measurable and transferable learning objectives; meaningful assessment; and rapid and individualized student support.
Building a Strong Relationship Between Competency-based Pathways and Career Technical Education outlines several “leverage points” where CTE and CBP meet:
To better integrate CTE and competency-based education, the report recommends that states and districts:
Vermont’s Flexible Pathways legislation, Rhode Island’s performance-based assessment graduation requirement and Clackamas Community College’s Smart Internship program that awards dual credit for work-based learning are among the examples provided of how CTE and competency-based education can work together.
Posted by Catherine Imperatore on 08/06/2015 at 04:41 PM in Standards and Assessments, State and Local Issues | Permalink
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