ERIC Number: EJ718622
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-May
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Building Career Tech Programs into Career Academies
Delano, Rick; Mittelsteadt, Sandy
Techniques: Connecting Education and Careers, v80 n5 p24-25 May 2005
In Manatee County, Florida, not only did they build career tech programs into career academies, but they also developed an evaluation process to ensure these career academies were credible. A District Academic team created the "Documentation of Academy Assessment Criteria" with 12 core components and a rubric that helps evaluators determine the level of mastery of each component. Board members of the National Career Academy Coalition (NCAC) were asked the help evaluate the Manatee Academies. Following this initial evaluation, the Manatee "evaluation rubric" developed a national following and evolved accordingly. An informal group of career academy veterans who call themselves "Career Academy Conversations" got involved. They used the Manatee rubric as the basis for a new, nationally recognized evaluation tool. This document briefly explains the tool and how the standards of practice led to the development of the evaluation tool.
Descriptors: Technical Education, Evaluation Methods, Program Evaluation, Counties, Career Academies, Standards, Test Construction
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Identifiers - Location: Florida