CTE Program Quality Indicators »

The Texas Education Agency’s Department of Special Programs, Monitoring, and Interventions has identified 11 indicators that all quality CTE programs should strive towards when serving students with and without special needs. The Department has also listed several benchmarks within each indicator to better help school districts reach these goals. At the CTSP Center, we have identified resources (under 9 of the 11 indicators) that are available for use by CTE teachers and school districts striving to provide these quality programs. Click on an indicator below to access the benchmarks and the corresponding resources available from the CTSP Center:


 

Benchmarks
CTSP Resources
  • provide appropriate placement for students, including special populations.
  • provide appropriate support services for CTE students, including those from special populations.
  • have mechanisms in place to ensure the smooth transition of special populations from secondary to postsecondary education and the workplace.
  1. Best Practices in CTE – Transition Assessment and Evaluation  http://ctsp.tamu.edu/videos/videos06/Assessment/2_001.php
  2. 52 resources on transition
  3. 14 videos on Career Clusters

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Benchmarks
CTSP Resources
  • provide a comprehensive guidance program that contains a career development component.
  • use a team approach including CTE personnel to develop individualized education plans that identify appropriate support services for students in special populations.
  • New Module – Best Practice Series III addressing ARDs and IEPs - under development

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Benchmarks
CTSP Resources
  • provide counselors with career development training and resources to assist students in selecting an appropriate career cluster and program of study.
  • train a sufficient number of staff members in Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol (SlOP).
  1. 8 books on English Language Learners (including 2 on sheltered instruction)
  2. Webcast on Sheltered Instruction (SIOP)
  • support teacher preparation and credentialing activities that provide opportunity for students to earn industry-recognized certifications and licensures, as appropriate.
  • Free online courses centered on critical special education issues for professional development credit (1 hour per course)

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Benchmarks
CTSP Resources
  • promote partnerships to support programs and services for students in special populations.
  • utilize business and industry partnerships to establish effective program standards for curriculum, resources, facilities, and equipment.

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Benchmarks
CTSP Resources
  • provide opportunities for all students, including those from special populations, to explore and prepare for careers that are nontraditional for their gender.
  • promote student enrollment in CTE programs with special emphasis on increasing minority participation.

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Benchmarks
CTSP Resources
  • have systems in place to ensure that the Public Education Information Management System (PEIMS) data is valid, reliable, and accurate.
  • disaggregate student data to identify and reduce enrollment disparities in CTE programs and activities.

 

  • Webcast - Overview of PEIMS

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Benchmarks
CTSP Resources
  • The campus/district leadership has established collaborative linkages with local business and industry partners involved in workforce preparation.
  1. Best Practice Series II – Building Successful Partnerships – Advisory Committee - http://ctsp.tamu.edu/videos/videos07/Collaboration/2_005.php
  2. 10 resources on collaboration strategies.

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Benchmarks
CTSP Resources
  • communicate and disseminate information to parents regarding reliable employment data and information about current and emerging careers.

 

  • consistently provide parents with postsecondary or workforce education information which includes alternative strategies for reaching education and career goals.
  • involve parents as full partners in the education of their children (such as parent participation on the CTE advisory committee).
  1. Online resources on CTE and Special Populations for parents. http://ctsp.tamu.edu/videos/videos07/parents.php
  2. Best Practice Series II – Building Successful Partnerships – Tips for Parents http://ctsp.tamu.edu/videos/videos07/parents.php#part

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Benchmarks
CTSP Resources
  • involve business and industry partnerships in conducting program evaluations and establishing priorities for program improvement.

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