ERIC Number: ED295054
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Feb-29
Reference Count: 0
To Establish Credit for Vocational Classes in English, Mathematics, Science and Social Studies at Sumner High School. Final Report.
Lawrence, Loren C.
A project was conducted at Sumner High School in Sumner, Washington, to establish districtwide policies and procedures for granting equivalent credit for English, mathematics, science, and social studies skills taught in vocational education courses. Using as a guide the Washington Commission on Vocational Education's 1986 booklet entitled "Options for Equivalent Credit in the High School Curriculum," project staff completed a review of all vocational classes currently offered at the high school to determine if they could meet the requirements proposed in the booklet. A list of classes that appeared to meet the equivalent credit requirements was compiled and sent to the school's existing curriculum committee. The committee then set up meetings with the recommending departments and the departments requested to grant equivalent credit. Each proposal was discussed in detail at the meetings. The final steps of the approval process were forwarding those proposals that had been recommended for approval to the high school principal and documenting the approvals and disapprovals with the rationale behind them. (Appendixes include an outline of the equivalent credit procedures developed, cross-credit proposals for vocational classes, a completed request for equivalent credit course approval, and individual academic responses to equivalent credit proposals.) (MN)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Basic Skills, Credits, Educational Policy, English, Evaluation Criteria, Fused Curriculum, Graduation Requirements, Language Skills, Mathematics Skills, Policy Formation, School Districts, Science Instruction, Social Studies, Student Certification, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Washington State Board for Vocational Education, Olympia.
Authoring Institution: Sumner School District 311, WA.