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ERIC Number: ED521924
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Apr-29
Pages: 60
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
State Skill Standards: Furniture and Cabinetmaking
Evans, Ronald; Varischetti, Barry; Alvey, Raymond; Volberding, Le; McCabe, Dave; Sanchez, Fernando; Wright, Russell
Nevada Department of Education
The Department of Education is continuing the development of statewide skill standards for all career and technical education programs. The standards in this document are for Furniture and Cabinetmaking programs and are designed to clearly state what the student should know and be able to do upon completion of an advanced high-school program. The writing team determined that any statewide skill standards for programs that teach cabinetmaking should be designed to teach entry-level and advanced skills related to the industry. The standards cover the following areas: Safety; Planning, Design and Print Reading; Tool and Equipment Use; Joinery, Fasteners and Adhesives; Wood Products and Materials; Construction Techniques; Finishing; Installation. The standards also include the math skills students need to be successful in the industry and safety is incorporated throughout the standards. Lastly, the document includes performance indicators for fundamental employability skills. These exit-level standards are designed for advanced programs, for students completing the third level of a three- or four-year furniture and cabinetmaking program. Students at the appropriate level of instruction will be expected to demonstrate competence for all performance indicators in the "meets standard" domains for each performance standard. Teachers are encouraged to use them to focus curriculum objectives for entry-level programs, also. The standards are organized as follows: Content Standards are general statements that identify major areas of knowledge, understanding, and skills students are expected to learn in key subject and career areas by the end of the program. Following each Content Standard are a number of Performance Standards. Performance Standards identify the more specific components of each content standard and define the expected abilities of students within each content standard. Each Performance Standard is analyzed into specific Performance Indicators. Performance Indicators are very specific criteria statements for determining whether a student exceeds the standard, meets the standard, or whose performance approaches the standard.
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Nevada Department of Education, Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education
Identifiers - Location: Nevada