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ERIC Number: ED529759
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 98
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
2007 Mississippi Curriculum Framework: Secondary Computer Graphics. (Program CIP: 50.0402 - Commercial and Advertising Art)
Creel, Jo Anne; Denson, Cornelius; New, Ray
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 III, 1998; and No Child Left Behind Act of 2001). The Computer Graphics Technology Program is a two-year occupational program that provides instruction in the basics of graphic design and the use of computer software to produce various media including print, video, and Web page projects. The proposed program will consist of two courses for students in grades 10-12, with each course offering two Carnegie units of vocational-technical credit toward graduation. This program will prepare students for entry-level employment in screen printing, basic Web page design, and advertising layout for print publications; and to continue their studies in postsecondary educational programs. Industry standards referenced are from the "Career Cluster Resources for Arts, A/V Technology and Communications" published by the National Association of State Directors of Career Technical Education Consortium. Additional research data used in the development of this publication were collected from a review of related literature and from surveys of local experts in business, industry, and education. Appended are: (1) Graphic Design Standards; (2) Academic Standards; (3) 21st Century Skills; and (4) Rubrics. A list of suggested references is provided for each unit. (Contains 6 footnotes.)
Research and Curriculum Unit. Mississippi State University, 103 Russell Street, Starkville, MS 39759. Tel: 662-325-2510; Fax: 662-325-3296; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Mississippi State University, Research and Curriculum Unit; Mississippi Department of Education, Office of Vocational Education and Workforce Development
Identifiers - Location: Mississippi
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Carl D Perkins Vocational and Technical Education Act 1998; No Child Left Behind Act 2001