ERIC Number: ED537832
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Wyoming Career and Technical Education Policy Analysis
MPR Associates, Inc.
This policy analysis was produced for the Wyoming Department of Administration and Information by MPR Associates, Inc. Its purpose was to examine federal and state policy related to career and technical education (CTE) to determine whether existing policy (in the form of statutes, rules, regulations, and guidance) could either promote or impede implementation of the May 2007 Wyoming strategic plan for CTE, "New Directions for High School Career and Technical Education in Wyoming." In general, this analysis found a receptive policy environment for the CTE strategic plan. In fact, current state and federal policy generally contains provisions that would enable implementation of much of the plan or was silent on specific features of the plan. Although there are few statutory or regulatory impediments to implementing the plan, there is no statutory authority for Wyoming to regulate consistent "statewide" implementation. Moving Wyoming CTE toward the vision embodied in the CTE strategic plan will depend on encouraging local initiative. To implement the CTE strategic plan successfully, Wyoming should consider a series of recommendations, offered in this report, focused on five significant policy categories: (1) career pathways or programs of study (PoS), standards, curriculum, and assessment; (2) delivery systems and student guidance; (3) secondary-postsecondary CTE articulation; (4) teacher quality, preparation, professional development; and (5) finance and accountability. Appended are: (1) Policy Provisions Relevant to Implementing the Wyoming Career and Technical Education Strategic Plan; and (2) Wyoming Career Clusters Alignment with Secondary School Course Classification System: School Codes for the Exchange of Data (SCED). (Contains 8 footnotes.)
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Teacher Effectiveness, Articulation (Education), Vocational Education, Classification, Strategic Planning, Delivery Systems, Policy Analysis, School Guidance, Program Implementation, Academic Standards, Curriculum Design, Educational Assessment, Alignment (Education), Teacher Education, Professional Development, Educational Finance, Accountability, State Policy
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: High Schools; Postsecondary Education; Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: MPR Associates, Inc.
Identifiers - Location: Wyoming