ADVANCE CTE Career Clusters Framework Initiative
Twenty years ago, the states and key stakeholders built and launched The National Career Clusters® Framework (The Framework). The Framework has been used in myriad ways by many different stakeholders. While The Framework once reflected the realities of the world of work, it is time to modernize The Framework’s structure and design to ensure its relevance for the current and future needs of every learner, at all levels, and of the workplace.
Career-Technical Articulation Verification (CTAV) project
The Ohio departments of Education and Higher Education, through the Career-Technical Articulation Verification (CTAV) project, are improving students’ chances of receiving postsecondary transfer credit for qualified career-technical education courses by sharing course completion and assessment data in EMIS. To guarantee students receive those credits, districts must include students’ SSIDs on their transcripts.
The steps are simple:
- Review your district’s student transcript form to make sure it complies with Ohio law by including each student’s SSID.
- If your transcripts do not show SSIDs, develop a process for making them available to your vendor, so colleges and universities receive an SSID on each student’s transcript.
- Submit students’ WebXam scores in EMIS as early in the assessment period as possible, so colleges and universities can confirm your students received scores that qualify them for transfer credits.
Qualified students whose transcripts include their SSIDs will be flagged for transfer credit, without having to request it, when they enroll in postsecondary institutions.
For more information on the Career-Technical Articulation Verification project, contact Ryan Curtis in the Department of Education’s Office of Career Technical Education at (614) 369-4061 or email@example.com
Postsecondary transfer credits empower students to make informed decisions about their futures, including the potential for attending Ohio higher education institutions. They also save students and their families time and the cost of repeating courses.
Revised List of Consultant Assignments
The Office of Career-Technical Education welcomes Dan Badea as our new Administrative Field Services (AFS) consultant. Dan joins our office with years of experience working in the Office of Learning & Instructional Strategies and the Office for Exceptional Children. Dan is assuming Cyndi Brill’s duties. He may be reached at Daniel.Badea@education.ohio.gov or 614-644-5927. A revised list of consultant assignments is below; please feel free to contact your consultant with Perkins funding and compliance questions.
Welding Performance Postponement
The Office of Career-Technical Education held two professional development sessions on the new Welding Performance Assessment. Welding instructors and administrators attended either of the two sessions held in the north and south regions of the state. Each session reviewed the purpose of the performance assessment and guided participants through the performance assessment guidebook.
The CTE Office received a great deal of questions from administrators and welding instructors on the performance assessment implementation. In response to this feedback, the Welding Performance Assessment is being postponed until the 2020-2021 school year. During the upcoming months, the department will work to provide additional supports and resources for the implementation of this performance assessment. This information is also being shared with welding instructors. The Office of CTE welcomes your involvement in this process. Please look for more information soon.
CTE-26 and Quality Program Review Updates
The Office of Career-Technical education and other offices at the Ohio Department of Education have been working to prepare the data for the opening of the CTE-26 system and the release of the Quality Program Review data. The CTE-26 system is currently scheduled to open on December 1st at this time, and we will continue to provide more updates as that time draws nearer. As a reminder, program renewals will now be based on when the current program approvals expire. With this in mind, the only applications for this year should be new applications, or applications for renewals that were missed last year or prior.
The Quality Program Review data should be available in the system in mid-November. Unforeseen circumstances have caused a delay in the processing of that data, but we expect to have those resolved shortly.
Quality Program Review workshops will continue as scheduled for the dates below in December. These dates mirror what was shared at the Ohio Career-Technical Administrator’s Fall Conference. Signups are now open for these dates at a regional level for both years 3 and 4. Though the final data is not live, the data for this year is from the graduating class of 2018, so local programs have the ability to be proactive regarding their compliance status for this year. If you are not sure of your expected status, please reach out to staff in the Office of Career-Technical Education.
Year 3 workshops will remain voluntary, but Year 4 workshops will be required for programs in that step of the process. Please sign up for the workshop that most fits your region first, but if not able to make it to that date, feel free to sign up for workshops in other regions.
As programs that attended last year will share, this can be an incredibly helpful process and we highly recommend bringing everyone who has a direct effect on the program, including instructors, administrators, and EMIS coordinators.
The new dates for the Quality Program Review workshops are open for registration in STARS. If you and members of your staffs are interested in attending you must access OH|ID account system at: OH|ID Portal and select STARS to register. Event Name: CTE Program Review.
Previous registrants for re-scheduled dates in same region will not need to register again.
Monday, January 13, 2020
APR: 3 Year Evaluation (SW/W)- Miami Valley CTC
Tuesday, January 14, 2020
APR: 4 Year Plan Development (SW/W)- Great Oaks Scarlet Campus
Thursday, January 16, 2020
APR: 3 Year Evaluation (Central/SE)- Pickaway-Ross Chillicothe Campus
Friday, January 17, 2020
APR: 4 Year Plan Development (Central/SE)- Pickaway-Ross Chillicothe Campus
Tuesday, January 21, 2020
APR: 3 Year Evaluation (NW)- Vanguard Career and Technology Center
Wednesday, January 22, 2020
APR: 4 Year Plan Development (NW)- Wood County Educational Service Center
Monday, January 27, 2020
APR: 3 Year Evaluation (NE)- Corporate College East
Tuesday, January 28, 2020
APR: 4 Year Plan Development (NE)- Corporate College East
If you and members of your staffs are interested in attending you must access OH|ID account system at: OH|ID Portal and select STARS to register. Keyword Search: CTE Program Review.
If you have issues registering please email: Rhedeshia.Willingham-Young@education.ohio.gov.
|Sarah Wilson, Program Administrator, Office of Teaching Leading and Learning has shared the following links to the graduation requirements resources that are currently available on the Department’s graduation requirements landing page. Please note, they are working to update the preliminary information that is currently available and will have more to share soon.
Assessment and Graduation Requirements Document – Classes of 2021 and beyond
Overview of Graduation Requirements by Class (Chart)
If after reviewing you have questions you can contact Sarah directly or send to me and I will be glad to forward on to her. Below is her contact information.
(614) 387-2276 | (877) 644-6338
FY18 Self-Assessment Deadline Extended
If you have not completed your FY18 Self-Assessment for 1st or 2nd year non-compliant pathways, the deadline has been extended to November 1, 2019. If you have surveys due, they will be populated in the CTE-26 system and will be titled FY 018 Quality Program Standards Summative Self Review. The FY18 Career-Technical Education Program Review Technical Manual contains step-by-step instructions for completing the self-assessment. Please contact your assigned Program Specialist or Patti Guseman at Patricia.Guseman@education.ohio.gov with any questions.
Teacher Licensure Override Requests
The 2019-2020 CTE Teacher Licensure Override request process is open until April 24, 2020. Updated guidance and template documents are available at the link below. Please contact Kelsey Stephens at Kelsey.Stephens@education.ohio.gov with any questions.
New Skills for Youth/Perkins V Survey
The Ohio Department of Education is seeking feedback to help improve career-focused programming and assistance provided by the Department to implementers of these educational experiences. The feedback gathered from this survey will be used to inform Ohio’s federally-required Perkins V plan development and to gauge the influence of the New Skills for Youth grant work.
The Department hopes to gather feedback from a broad range of Ohio stakeholders including educators, parents and caregivers, students, businesses, and community organizations. The following survey takes approximately 10 minutes to complete. If you have any questions, please contact Cassie Palsgrove at Cassandra.Palsgrove@education.ohio.gov.
Help us ensure each child is challenged, prepared and empowered by completing our short Perkins V and New Skills for Youth Survey: bit.ly/2mDmWKt
Please distribute this communication to your associate schools.
REGISTRATION: Perkins V Regional Equity Labs
The federal Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act (Perkins V) was signed into law on July 31st, 2018. Perkins V made changes to the annual federal appropriation for Career and Technical Education (CTE). This legislation provides new opportunities to improve CTE and enables more flexibility to meet the needs of learners, educators and employers. Ohio is committed to ensuring students have equitable access, engagement and performance in all aspects of their education, including career-technical education programs.
Equity labs will identify access, engagement and performance gaps; analyze the causes of those gaps; and create a plan to reduce those gaps in coming years. Lab activities will include data review and analysis in three main categories; identifying gaps for subgroups and subpopulations in those categories; and planning activities to address identified gaps. The resulting plan will be included as part of the Perkins V local needs assessment and application. Districts should prepare to register key team members that will assist in implementing equity-focused processes. Team size should not exceed six (6) members. Each member must register individually.
Regional Equity Lab Dates: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
October 22, 2019
|Southwest||Great Oaks (Scarlet Campus)
October 24, 2019
|West||Miami Valley Career Technology Center
November 7, 2019
|Central||Career and Technology Education Centers of Licking County
November 19, 2019
|Southeast||Washington State Community College
November 21, 2019
|Northeast||R.G. Drage Career Technical Center
November 26, 2019
|Northwest||Toledo Electrical Joint Apprenticeship Training Building (JTAC)
Rossford, OH 43460
For more information regarding this event, please contact Rhedeshia Young-Willingham or (614) 387-6001.
Changes to CTE-26 Pathway and Program Application Renew
Beginning fiscal year 2020 (2019-2020 school year), the process for renewing CTE-26 applications is transitioning from renewing based on program to renewing based on expiration of the approved program application. In the past, a chart was provided indicating the fiscal renewal year for each program. The program renewal chart will no longer be used. Career-Technical Education (CTE) program approval will now be focused around the approval window of the program application rather than program. Approved CTE programs are valid for five consecutive fiscal years. Renewal application approval shall be subject to review under ORC. 3317.161 section (E).
Local districts will submit renewal applications for programs that are in the last fiscal year of the current approved application as indicated by the CTE-26 System. For example, programs with approval for period FY2017-FY2021 will renew by March 1, 2021 allowing programs to remain effective FY2022-2026. Please refer to the current approval period for your program as indicated in the CTE-26 System.
The following timelines govern the process for submitting new CTE-26 program applications or applications for program renewal. The application process will tentatively open on November 1, 2019.
- The lead district in the Career-Tech Planning District (CTPD) is responsible for approving or disapproving a program application no later than March 1, 2020.
- Submit the approved program application to the Ohio Department of Education by March 15, 2020. The Ohio Department of Education will review the program application and notify your district of approval or disapproval by May 15, 2020.
Additional information and resources can be found on the CTE-26 Application and Resources webpage. Please pass this information on to your associate schools.
CTPD Planning District Report Card Update
The new Career and Post-Secondary Readiness Component has been recalculated for the 2019 Career-Technical Planning District Report Card. As noted previously, additional elements were added to the measure and students can earn 0.33 points towards the new component for scoring proficient or higher on the technical assessments. Late Thursday, ODE staff discovered that some students who met the Proficient bar were not included in the calculation. We have completed our review of the scope and impact of this recalculation.
The updated report cards will show 32 CTPD’s with an increase in the Career and Post-Secondary Readiness Component Grade, and two CTPD’s with an increase in their Overall Grade. All CTPD’s may see increases in the underlying percentage of students meeting the Career and Post-Secondary Readiness component. All CTPD’s with component or overall grade changes have been contacted directly by Department staff.
We have placed a new data file in the EMIS Data Collector that contains summary rates and points as well as student level data for the Career and Post-Secondary Readiness measure. This report is only distributed to the CTPD Lead District. It can be used to review which individual pieces of the component were met by each student included in the measure. We will also update the CTPD Overall Grade report in the Data Collector. This updated report will show the new grades for those with changes in the Career and Post-Secondary Readiness Component and overall grade. For more information, please visit our File Descriptions website and locate the entries for 2019 CTPD Career & Post-Secondary Readiness Component and 2019 CTPD Overall Grade.
The report cards found online will be updated later this week. In the meantime, please review your data and let us know if you have any questions. If you have questions about this issue, please feel free to contact Jackie Seward at 614-387-7570 and she will route you to the appropriate staff member.
Construction Course Changes Proposed
The Office of Career-Technical Education has completed revisions to the Construction Technologies Career Field Technical Content Standards. Courses have been updated accordingly. Most courses received only minor changes, but the courses listed below were modified to alter overall content based on industry feedback during the standards revision process.
DD 178004 Structural Coverings and Finishes
DF 178019 Plan Reading
DF 178022 Construction Management
DF 178024 Facility and Building Maintenance
DF 178027 Construction Site Preparation
DF 178028 Interior Design
Based on industry feedback, the courses listed below would potentially be removed with relevant competencies absorbed into other courses.
DE 178015 Telecommunications Low Voltage Systems (Absorb into DE 178007 Construction Electrical Systems, DE 178009 Commercial and Industrial Construction Electrical Systems)
DF 178025 Custodial Services (absorb into DF 178024 Building and Facility Maintenance)
An electronic survey will be sent to construction teachers on September 16, 2019 to request comments on the proposed course changes. Please refer to the attached document for the list of changes. The teachers selected represent an even distribution of construction pathways and geographic locations in the state as seen on the attached spreadsheet.
Questions may be directed to Frits Rizor, Construction Program Specialist, at Frits.Rizor@education.ohio.gov or 614-387-7592.