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ERIC Number: EJ926089
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Apr
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1527-1803
CTE's Focus on Continuous Improvement
Foster, John; Kelley, Patricia; Pritz, Sandy; Hodes, Carol
Techniques: Connecting Education and Careers (J1), v86 n4 p28-31 Apr 2011
Just one of the ways career and technical education (CTE) is revamping its image is through increased attention to data-driven instructional techniques as a means of improving and focusing instruction on what matters most. Accountability and data have increasingly become a core focus of research, news, and commentary about education in recent years. Though some of the attention to accountability and data use may be tied to regulatory requirements, there is also recognition among educators that metrics matter. Throughout its existence, CTE has focused on performance and on measuring that performance. The use of evaluation and assessment data will continue to be a challenge for all of education. The authors argue that it is imperative that CTE shows its commitment to the continuous improvement of programs based on teacher-led data usage and analysis. They describe NOCTI's focus which is to research, design, refine and launch a program to help CTE educators understand and use technical data to create real and sustainable program improvements. They also describe CTEDDI (Career and Technical Educators using Data-Driven Improvement) as a new tool for program improvement and take a look at case studies of professional development.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools; Higher Education
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Language: English
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