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Martin, Michael – Hunt Institute, 2015
Assessments matter in education. Testing is nothing new; tests have been around as long as school itself. However, over the last 15 years, state assessments have grown to be an increasingly central, and often controversial, part of schooling. As states raise their standards, it is more important than ever to ask: What is a high-quality assessment?…
Descriptors: College Readiness, Career Readiness, State Standards, Academic Standards
Walker, Karen – Education Partnerships, Inc., 2005
As was the case when career education programs were begun during the end of the 19th century, business still want students trained to be successful in the world of work. Initially career type programs were established to provide a venue for students who were most likely not college bound, yet would leave high school with viable skills to meet the…
Descriptors: Tech Prep, Vocational Education, Courses, Career Education