ERIC Number: ED529208
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Reference Count: N/A
Information Technology. Program CIP: 11.0101 Computer Technology/Computer Systems Technology
Agee, Kelly, Ed.
Research and Curriculum Unit
Secondary vocational-technical education programs in Mississippi are faced with many challenges resulting from sweeping educational reforms at the national and state levels. Schools and teachers are increasingly being held accountable for providing true learning activities to every student in the classroom. This accountability is measured through increased requirements for mastery and attainment of competency as documented through both formative and summative assessments. The courses in this document reflect the statutory requirements as found in Section 37-3-49, Mississippi Code of 1972, as amended (Section 37-3-46). In addition, this curriculum reflects guidelines imposed by federal and state mandates (Laws, 1988, ch. 487, Section 14; Laws, 1991, ch. 423, Section 1; Laws, 1992, ch. 519, Section 4 effective from and after July 1, 1992; Carl D. Perkins Vocational Education Act IV, 2007; and No Child Left Behind Act of 2001). Appended are: (1) 21st Century Skills Standards; (2) MS Academic Standards; (3) ACT College Readiness Standards; (4) National Industry Standards; and (5) National Educational Technology Standards for Students. Individual units contain references.
Descriptors: Information Technology, Educational Technology, Teaching Methods, Computer Science Education, Computers, Computer Networks, Computer System Design, Technical Support, Vocational Education, Secondary School Curriculum, Educational Policy, State Regulation, State Legislation, Federal Legislation, Standards, College Readiness, Educational Strategies, State Curriculum Guides, Certification, Competency Based Education, Student Evaluation, Course Descriptions, Units of Study, Check Lists, Scoring Rubrics, Worksheets, Technical Occupations, Active Learning, Industry
Research and Curriculum Unit. Mississippi State University, 103 Russell Street, Starkville, MS 39759. Tel: 662-325-2510; Fax: 662-325-3296; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://www.rcu.msstate.edu
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: Mississippi State University, Research and Curriculum Unit; Mississippi Department of Education, Office of Vocational and Technical Education
Identifiers - Location: Mississippi
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Carl D Perkins Vocational and Technical Education Act 1998; No Child Left Behind Act 2001
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: ACT Assessment