Rigorous Programs of Study (RPOS) Grant - Framework
Utah CTE will develop a rigorous health science program of study (CTE Pathways) national model that will help students successfully transition from secondary to postsecondary health science programs, leading to a rewarding and productive career.
Program of Study Design Framework - PDF
YEAR ONE PROJECT DELIVERABLES
AND SCHEDULE STATUS
The state of Utah will submit deliverables for approval 30 days prior to approval due date indicated via GRADS.
Deliverables Reporting Cycle
October 1, 2010 - September 30, 2011
DESIGN FRAMEWORK COMPONENTS
- LEGISLATION AND POLICIES
Federal, state, and local legislation or administrative policies promote POS development and implementation.
Ongoing relationships among education, business, and other community stakeholders are central to POS design, implementation, and maintenance.
- PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Sustained, intensive, and focused opportunities for administrators, teachers, and faculty foster POS design, implementation, and maintenance.
- ACCOUNTABILITY AND EVALUATION SYSTEMS
Systems and strategies to gather quantitative and qualitative data on both POS components and student outcomes are crucial for ongoing efforts to development and implement POS.
- COLLEGE AND CAREER READINESS STANDARDS
Content standards that define what students are expected to know and be able to do to enter and advance in college and/or their careers comprise the foundation of a POS.
- COURSE SEQUENCES
Non-duplicative sequences of secondary and postsecondary courses within a POS ensure that students transition to postsecondary education without duplicating classes or requiring remedial coursework.
- CREDIT TRANSFER AGREEMENTS
Credit transfer agreements provide opportunities for secondary students to be awarded transcripted postsecondary credit, supported with formal agreements among secondary and postsecondary education systems.
- GUIDANCE COUNSELING AND ACADEMIC ADVISEMENT
Guidance counseling and academic advisement help students to make informed decisions about which POS to pursue.
- TEACHING AND LEARNING STRATEGIES
Innovative and creative instructional approaches enable teachers to integrate academic and technical instruction and students to apply academic and technical learning in their POS coursework.
- TECHNICAL SKILLS ASSESSMENTS
National, state, and/or local assessments provide ongoing information on the extent to which students are attaining the necessary knowledge and skills for entry into and advancement in postsecondary education and careers in their chosen POS.
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