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        NC College Tech Prep   North Carolina College Tech Prep Grant
                               July 1, 2010 - June 30, 2013

                               Request for Proposals




                               Funded through Title II Tech Prep Education
                               Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of 2006




                               Proposal Submission Due Date
                               Friday, April 16, 2010


                               Issued by:
                               North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
                                  Dr. June St. Clair Atkinson, State Superintendent
                               North Carolina State Board of Education
                                  Dr. William C. Harrison, Chairman
                               and
                               North Carolina Community College System
                                  Dr. R. Scott Ralls, President
                               North Carolina State Board of Community Colleges
                                  Ms. Hilda Pinnix-Ragland, Chair




The North Carolina Community College System and the Public Schools of North Carolina do not discriminate
in their employment practices and offer all programs, activities, and services without regard to race, color,
gender, disability, religion, age, political affiliation, military service, or national or ethnic origin, except where
exemption is appropriate and allowed by law.
               NC College Tech Prep Grant – Request for Proposals
                                         July 1, 2010 - June 30, 2013


The purpose of the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of 2006 is to make the United States
more competitive in the world economy by developing more fully the academic and technical skills of all
segments of the population. This purpose will be achieved primarily through improved educational programs
leading to academic and technical competencies needed in a technologically advanced society. Tech Prep is an
important part of the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of 2006.


                                  Mission of College Tech Prep
College Tech Prep (CTP) in North Carolina has a vision of a well-educated, high-performance, 21st century
workforce created through its mission of strategic partnerships among secondary and postsecondary education,
business and industry, and economic and workforce development. The goal of CTP is to prepare students for
employment and continuous learning through rigorous, relevant, and integrated academic and technical
instruction in secondary and postsecondary education programs.
CTP is a seamless educational strategy that begins in high school and continues through community college
resulting in a two-year college certificate, associate degree, baccalaureate degree, or completion of a registered
apprenticeship. CTP combines a rigorous academic core of courses with a focused sequence of technical
courses in any career pathway within the 16 Career Clusters. Students who excel in their high school Career
and Technical Education (CTE) courses also may receive community college credit when those courses have
comparable competencies with college courses.
CTP helps prepare students to enter and succeed in the 21st century workforce by requiring cooperation and
mutual collaboration among educators, employers, families, and policy makers in the community. CTP
requires the same high level of achievement for all students while recognizing and addressing a variety of
learning styles. CTP integrates relevant applications into academics and encourages critical thinking and
lifelong learning.


                                             Grant Purpose
This request for proposals (RFP) seeks to fund creative and innovative programs that will increase
collaboration among secondary and postsecondary partners and develop, implement, or improve College Tech
Prep activities in local communities.
In the planning of grant proposals, consider the missions and goals of the U.S. Department of Education,
North Carolina Community College System, and Public Schools of North Carolina.


                               Public Schools of North Carolina
The guiding mission of the North Carolina State Board of Education is that every public school student will
graduate from high school, globally competitive for work and postsecondary education and prepared for life in
the 21st Century.
Goal 1: North Carolina public schools will produce globally competitive students.
Goal 2: North Carolina public schools will be led by 21st Century professionals.
Goal 3: North Carolina public school students will be healthy and responsible.
Goal 4: Leadership will guide innovation in North Carolina public schools.
Goal 5: North Carolina public schools will be governed and supported by 21st Century systems.
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                       North Carolina Community College System
The mission of the North Carolina Community College System is to open the door to high-quality, accessible
educational opportunities that minimize barriers to postsecondary education, maximize student success,
develop a globally and multi-culturally competent workforce, and improve the lives and well-being of
individuals.
Strategic objective 1: Enhance economic and workforce development by transforming customized training
programs, strengthening technical education, expanding health care programs, and developing strategic
partnerships.
Strategic objective 2: Increase program completion rates and college opportunities for low income students.
Strategic objective 3: Promote seamless education by collaborating with public schools (to increase college
and workplace readiness, reduce the number of high school dropouts, and increase dropout recovery) and with
the UNC System (to increase strategic two-plus-two program completion opportunities).
Strategic objective 4: Develop long-term budgeting and planning strategies and increase the advocacy and
financial support of community colleges throughout North Carolina.
Strategic objective 5: Effectively utilize existing technologies and simplify procedures, policies, and
communications so that colleges may be more nimble, efficient, and accountable.


                                  College Tech Prep Programs
Grant proposals should include College Tech Prep programs or activities that:
    1. Are carried out under an articulation agreement between the participants of the consortium (LEA and
       community college).
    2. Consist of a program of study that:
           Combines a minimum of two years of secondary education and two years of postsecondary
            education in a nonduplicative, sequential course of study;
           Integrates academic and career and technical instruction, and utilizes work-based learning where
            appropriate and available;
           Provides technical preparation in a career field including high-skill, high-wage, high-demand
            occupations;
           Builds student competence in technical skills and core academic courses through applied,
            contextual, and integrated instruction, in a coherent sequence of courses;
           Leads to an industry-recognized credential, two-year postsecondary certification, an associate or
            baccalaureate degree in a specific career field;
           Leads to placement in high-skill or high-wage employment or to further education; and
        Utilizes Career and Technical Education programs of study, to the extent practicable.
    3. Include the development of CTP programs for secondary and postsecondary education that:
           Meet academic standards developed by the State;
           Link secondary schools and two-year postsecondary institutions, and if possible and practical,
            four-year institutions of higher education through nonduplicative sequences of courses in career
            fields, including the investigation of opportunities for CTP secondary students to enroll
            concurrently in secondary and postsecondary course work;
           Use, if appropriate and available, work-based learning in conjunction with business and all
            aspects of an industry; and

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           Use educational technology and distance (virtual) learning, as appropriate, to involve all of the
            consortium partners more fully in the development and operation of programs.
    4. Include high-quality in-service professional development for secondary and postsecondary teachers,
       instructors, faculty, and staff that:
           Supports effective implementation of CTP programs;
           Supports joint training in the CTP consortium;
           Supports the needs, expectations, and methods of business and all aspects of an industry;
           Supports the use of contextual and applied curricula, instruction, and assessment;
           Supports the use and application of technology; and
        Assists in accessing and utilizing data on student achievement, including assessments.
    5. Include high-quality in-service professional development for secondary and postsecondary counselors
       designed to enable counselors to more effectively:
           Provide information to students regarding CTP programs;
           Support student progress in completing CTP programs;
           Provide information on related employment opportunities;
           Ensure that students are placed in appropriate employment or further education;
           Stay current with the needs, expectations, and methods of business and all aspects of an industry;
            and
          Provide comprehensive career guidance and academic counseling to participating students,
           including special populations.
    6. Provide equal access to the full range of technical preparation programs to individuals who are
       members of special populations, including the development of CTP program services appropriate to
       the needs of special populations.
    7. Provide for preparatory services that assist participants in CTP programs.
    8. Coordinate with basic state grant activities conducted under Perkins Act, Title I.
Additional authorized activities that may be included:
    9. Provide for the acquisition of CTP program equipment for articulated programs.
    10. Acquire technical assistance from state or local entities that have designed, established, and operated
        CTP programs that have effectively used educational technology and distance (virtual) learning.
    11. Establish articulation agreements with institutions of higher education, labor organizations, or
        businesses located inside or outside the State and served by the consortium.
    12. Improve career guidance and academic counseling for participating students through the development
        and implementation of graduation and career plans.
    13. Develop curriculum that supports effective transitions between secondary and postsecondary Career
        and Technical Education programs.




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                                  Funding Priorities for Grants
Proposals must address two or more of the following activities or programs:
           Demonstrate a solid, comprehensive partnership between secondary education, postsecondary
            education, and the business community that strengthens pathways from secondary to
            postsecondary to work;
           Reduce the percentage of students who need to enroll in remedial mathematics, reading, or
            writing courses at the community college;
           Focus on emerging careers in the following community college program areas: Construction
            Technologies, Engineering Technologies, Industrial Technologies, Health Sciences, and
            Transport Systems Technologies;
           Focus on one of more of the Career Clusters identified by the Joining Our Businesses and Schools
            (JOBS) Commission to be the priority for the consortium’s geographic region;
           Increase the number of students who participate in work-based learning; and
           Educate parents and counselors about the benefits of College Tech Prep.

                                       Grant Fund Guidelines
CTP grant funds will be awarded to consortia of LEAs and postsecondary education institutions that provide
CTP education programs that lead to a two-year associate degree, two-year certificate, or a two-year registered
apprenticeship. The funds will be distributed by the grant’s fiscal agents among members of the consortium
based on the proposal’s budget. One secondary and one postsecondary consortium member must be
designated as the grant’s fiscal agents. The grant funds will be shared by the consortium with 2/3 of the funds
assigned to the secondary members and 1/3 of the funds assigned to the postsecondary members. The project
description must clearly and concisely address what activities will take place at the secondary education level
and what activities will take place at the postsecondary education level. The budget must address the project
description at both the secondary and postsecondary levels.
Each grant proposal must be of sufficient size, scope, and quality to be effective in achieving the objectives
and outcomes of the project as identified in the proposal. Consortia may apply for funds for a three-year
period - July 1, 2010 through June 30, 2013. The grant proposal should document the plans for all three
years of the project.
Non-compliance/inability to carry out objectives and outcomes
Grant recipients that demonstrate inability to carry out the objectives and outcomes (including data collection)
will risk cancellation of the grant by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction and the North
Carolina Community College System. Failure to comply with the requirements of this RFP or the Perkins Act
will result in cancellation of the grant.




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                                  Budget Planning Guidelines
The following budget planning guidelines will be used to determine the maximum program budget. The State
Board of Education and the State Board of Community Colleges may make budget adjustments subject to the
availability of funds awarded. The project will be funded each year at the same level if federal funds permit.
All funding is contingent upon receipt of funds from the U.S. Department of Education and/or new
legislation.
Proposals containing budgets that exceed the following guidelines may not be reviewed.
           Consortium base budget amount: $43,000 each year.
           Additional budget amount: $7,000 each year for each high school in the consortium.
         The budget for each of the three years should be the same.
For calculating grant awards, a high school within the consortium must meet the following criteria.
           Includes students in at least grades 11 and 12.
           Offers the combined CTP and College/University Prep course of study and the Future Ready Core
            graduation requirements.
           Is a comprehensive high school located in a separate facility.
           Meets other requirements for CTP participation as described in this RFP.

                                         Approved Funding
CTP grants may be used to fund the following if they are addressed in the grant proposal.
           Salaries and benefits (Supplemental pay for teachers and instructors for developing curriculum
            matrix and ancillary materials).
           Purchased services (travel and subsistence, professional staff development, telephone, postage,
            marketing materials, project evaluation).
           Supplies and materials (must support articulated curriculum).
           Equipment (must support articulated curriculum).

                                        Funding Constraints
           Coordination of this grant or other administrative personnel costs can NOT be paid from the grant
            funds.
           Grant funds will be used to support only approved project objectives contained in the grant
            proposal.
           Grant funds may NOT be used to fund programs below the ninth grade.
           Food items and facility rental can NOT be purchased using CTP grant funds.
           Up to 10 percent of the budget may be used for program consultation and evaluation.




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                          Program Consultation and Evaluation
Consortia are required to employ a third-party for program consultation and evaluation. This person should
facilitate the following:
           Assist consortia in identifying areas for improvement based on the indicators of performance and
            accountability and suggest strategies to ensure success;
           Provide resources or model programs for consideration;
           Assist the consortium in preparing for yearly reviews and ensure that the consortium is working
            towards surpassing their goals;
           Encourage the consortium members to continually enhance their secondary/postsecondary
            partnership; and
           Use the NATPL CTP quality indicators to help evaluate and improve the program.

                             Proposal Development Guidelines
The proposal should provide a straightforward and concise description of capabilities to satisfy the
requirements of the funding priorities stated in this RFP. Emphasis should be placed on completeness and
clarity of content.
Each proposal must include the following elements. Absence of any element or elements will disqualify the
grant application from further consideration.
    1. The Title and Authorization Page must be submitted as page 1 of the proposal (see Appendix A).
       The LEA superintendent(s) and community college president(s) must sign two copies of this page
       with original signatures in blue ink.
    2. The General Assurances Page must be submitted as page 2 of the proposal (see Appendix B). The
       LEA superintendent(s) and community college president(s) must sign two copies of this page with
       original signatures in blue ink.
    3. The Budget Forms must be submitted as pages 3a, 3b, and 3c of the proposal (see Appendix C). The
       budget forms will identify the use of funds for each of the three grant years. Funds must be used in
       accordance with the NCDPI Fiscal & Policy Guide: A Guide for Administering Career and
       Technical Education in the Public Schools of North Carolina and the North Carolina Community
       College System Accounting Procedures Manual
    4. A one page Executive Summary must be submitted as page 4 of the proposal. The Executive
       Summary must be a concise overview of the grant proposal including the expected goals and
       outcomes.
    5. The Project Narrative Description must be submitted as pages 5-20 of the proposal. To receive the
       maximum number of points in each category, the proposal clearly must address the activities that have
       taken or will take place at the secondary education level and the activities that have taken or will take
       place at the postsecondary education level. Failure to clearly address objectives and strategies at both
       the secondary and postsecondary level and show their integration will reduce the rating of the
       proposal. The Narrative Description will contain the following sections:
            a. Prior Implementation;
            b. Establishment of Need;
            c. Project Description; and
            d. Accountability, Data Collecting, and Reporting.

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    The Narrative Description (pages 5-20 of the proposal) must:
           Not exceed 16 pages; (The Narrative Description may include charts, tables, and bulleted lists.)
           Be printed on one side of standard size (8 1/2" x 11") white paper using 1" margins on all edges;
           Be double-spaced using an unaltered 12 point type; and
           Include page numbers centered at the bottom of each page beginning with page number 5 and
            ending with page number 20 (or less).
    6. The Local Articulation Agreement must be submitted as an attachment. If there is not a local
       articulation agreement, submit a plan for developing one. See Appendix E.


                          Instructions for Submitting a Proposal
All components of the proposal must be presented according to guidelines and specifications of this RFP.
Submit a total of six paper copies of the proposal.
           Two copies of the proposal must include the original signatures of the superintendent(s) and
            community college president(s) in blue ink on the following pages.
                   o Page 1, Title and Authorization Page.
                   o Page 2, General Assurances Page.
          Each paper copy should be bound with a single paper clip or binder clip.
                   o Do NOT use notebooks or bindings for the proposals.
                   o Do NOT attach letters of endorsement or sample materials.
                   o Do NOT fax any proposals.
Create a PDF copy of the proposal. This PDF copy does not need signatures. E-mail the PDF file
(witchgerb@nccommunitycolleges.edu) or submit it on a CD-ROM with your paper copies.
All required copies of the proposal must arrive in the office of Robert Witchger by 5 p.m. on or before Friday,
April 16, 2010.


        Submit to:       Robert J. Witchger
                         Associate Director for College Tech Prep
                         NC Community College System Office
                         5016 Mail Service Center
                         200 West Jones Street
                         Raleigh, NC 27699-5016


Questions regarding proposals may be directed to:
   Chris Droessler                                        Robert J. “Bob” Witchger
   College Tech Prep Consultant                           Associate Director of College Tech Prep
   North Carolina Department of Pubic Instruction         North Carolina Community College System
   Phone: 919-807-3891                                    Phone: 919-807-7126
   E-mail: cdroessler@dpi.state.nc.us                     E-mail: witchgerb@nccommunitycolleges.edu




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                    Grant Proposal Review and Selection Process
Each grant proposal will be evaluated by a team of five or more impartial individuals familiar with CTP using
the following process.
    1. Ensure that the proposal is properly completed and submitted.
    2. Rate each proposal using the Proposal Review Rubic (see Appendix F).
    3. Proposals will be evaluated first by individual team members.
    4. The evaluation team then discusses the proposals as a group and comes to a consensus score.
    5. Following consensus the results will be statistically compiled to obtain an overall ranking.
Once the individual proposal scores are determined, consortia will be funded according to the following
process:
Step One: Consortia that were not funded in the funding cycles 2004-06, 2006-08, or 2008-09 will compete
for approximately 30% of the funds available for CTP Grants. Consortia in this category will be rank ordered
by their individual proposal scores and will be awarded funds (highest score to lowest score) until the funds
allotted to Step One are exhausted. Consortia that are not funded in Step One will compete with the remaining
consortia in Step Two.
Step Two: Consortia that did not get funded in Step One and consortia that have received funding in the
recent past will compete for the remaining funds. Consortia in this category will be rank ordered by their
individual proposal scores and will be awarded funds (highest score to lowest score) until the remainder of the
funds are exhausted.
The grant review process will follow North Carolina’s state policy that requires consideration of
socioeconomic and geographic needs of applicants. This ensures, when practical, that the distribution of grant
recipients reflects a balance of urban and rural participants and regional representation.
Projects supported by these grants will be administered through the Career and Technical Education Division
of the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction and the Federal Vocational Education Division of the
North Carolina Community College System.


                                    Reporting Requirements
Once a proposal has been funded, each consortium must submit an annual report covering activities through
June 30 of each of the three years. The report must include:
           An executive summary of the project’s accomplishments;
           A completed Data Sheet (see Appendix D for a draft copy of the data sheet) for each funded year;
           A description of the best practices of the consortium;
           A description of the objectives and outcomes resulting from the project to include a copy of
            revisions to articulation agreements, policy agreements, program agreements, and program
            completion data;
           A timeline schedule that indicates the persistence of CTP activities and processes; and
           An explanation of expenditures as they relate to the objectives and outcomes.




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                                                 Appendix A
                                 Title and Authorization Page
                                         July 1, 2010 - June 30, 2013

Project Title:

LEA Fiscal Agent:
Community College Fiscal Agent:
Consortium Members:




LEA Contact Name:                                                             Phone:
E-mail:                                                                       Fax:
Community College
Contact Name:                                                                 Phone:
E-mail:                                                                       Fax:
Total Funds Requested:
AUTHORIZATION
We, the undersigned, have read and understand the requirements contained in the NC College Tech Prep
Grant Request for Proposal and hereby make application for the funds. Furthermore, we agree to adhere to
the general assurances and joint policy specified in the proposal and will operate under a signed written
articulation agreement, which is attached to this grant application. All expenditures will be in compliance
with the grant requirements.




Superintendent(s) Signature(s)                                                Date




Community College President(s) Signature(s)                                   Date




                                        (Consortium Proposal Page 1)
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                                                 Appendix B
                                   General Assurances Page
                                         July 1, 2010 - June 30, 2013

We agree to comply with the following:
    1. To provide the appropriate administrative supervision and support necessary to foster success of the
       project.
    2. To operate under a written articulation agreement as is attached to this grant application.
    3. To work cooperatively with the U. S. Department of Education, the North Carolina Department of
       Public Instruction, and the North Carolina Community College System, in monitoring and evaluating
       the program and to submit evaluation data as required.
    4. To supplement, expand, and not supplant funding for existing programs, activities, or services.
    5. To demonstrate commitment to the project by providing:
           Appropriate time and personnel to complete the objectives and outcomes of the project; and
        All overhead costs, classrooms, and laboratories.
    6. To ascertain that members of the consortium are in compliance with applicable federal and state laws
       to promote equal opportunity for all participants without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age,
       disability, political affiliation, or national origin.
    7. To provide programs, services, and activities that conform to the applicable standards of performance
       and measures of effectiveness required of academic and technical education programs in North
       Carolina.
    8. To attest that all funds will be used to support the cost of only those activities described in the
       proposal and approved by the State Board of Education and the State Board of Community Colleges.
    9. To establish such fiscal control and accounting procedures as may be necessary for proper
       disbursement of and accounting for all project funds.
    10. To have an audit made in accordance with Circulars A-128 and A-133 pursuant to the Single Audit
        Act of 1984. This applies to all Federal funds received including the Carl D. Perkins Career and
        Technical Education Act of 2006.




Superintendent(s) Signature(s)                                                   Date




Community College President(s) Signature(s)                                      Date



                                         (Consortium Proposal Page 2)

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                                         Appendix C (Page 1 of 3)
                                   Proposed Budget – part I
                                        July 1, 2010 - June 30, 2013
LEA Fiscal Agent:
Community College Fiscal Agent:

Instructional Services – costs of activities dealing directly with student learning
                                      Secondary Funding                       Postsecondary Funding
                             2010-2011 2011-2012        2012-2013      2010-2011    2011-2012     2012-2013
Salaries*

Employee Benefits

Purchased Services

Supplies & Materials

Capital Outlay**


Supporting Services – costs of activities providing support for instructional programs
                                      Secondary Funding                       Postsecondary Funding
                             2010-2011 2011-2012        2012-2013      2010-2011    2011-2012     2012-2013
Salaries*

Employee Benefits

Purchased Services

Supplies and Materials

Capital Outlay**

CTP Program Consultation
& Evaluation
Other Objects

Indirect Costs


    Grand Total
NOTE: * Show supplemental pay to staff in Appendix C (proposal page 3b)
        ** Show equipment purchase details in Appendix C (proposal page 3c)
All approved proposals must submit an appropriate line item budget in accordance with the two State
agencies.
                                     (Consortium Proposal Page 3a )

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                                              Appendix C (Page 2 of 3)
                               Proposed Budget – part II
                           Summary of Supplemental Pay to Staff
                                            July 1, 2010 - June 30, 2013

Number                                                                         Amount of       Budgeted
of           Description of Activities                                         Time            Amount
People                                                                         (Total Hours)
Secondary:




Postsecondary:




No administrative costs can be paid from the grant budget.


                                           (Consortium Proposal Page 3b )




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                                         Appendix C (Page 3 of 3)
                                  Proposed Budget – part III
                                       Equipment List
                                        July 1, 2010 - June 30, 2013

LEA(S):
Secondary:                          Quant.   Unit       Total       Name of articulated program where
Description of Item                          Cost       Cost        equipment is to be used




Total Budgeted Amount                               $


Community College(s):

Postsecondary:                      Quant.   Unit       Total       Name of articulated program where
Description of Item                          Cost       Cost        equipment is to be used




Total Budgeted Amount                               $


Account for all equipment expenditures in the Capital Outlay budget lines on proposal page 3a




                                      (Consortium Proposal Page 3c )


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                                                  Appendix E
                                  Local Articulation Agreement
                                         July 1, 2010 - June 30, 2013

Articulation is a cooperative partnership process that involves high schools, the community college, and
industry. Articulation efforts facilitate continuity and coherence to a student’s education from one level to
another without experiencing delay, duplication of courses, or loss of credit. Articulation agreements link high
school and community college curriculum by identifying the secondary courses or competencies that enable
students to receive credit, without remediation, at the postsecondary level. Articulation is viewed as an
opportunity for students to acquire the advanced skills they need in order to excel in tomorrow’s workplace.
The local articulation agreement contains a statement attesting to adoption of the state Comprehensive High
School to Community College Articulation Agreement. The local agreement also contains a list of high school
courses that are not included in the state agreement, but have been deemed worthy by the local consortium to
award college credit upon successful completion.
The local articulation agreement contains a signature block for the superintendent(s) and president(s) to sign.
This agreement must be updated and signed annually.
Information about creating a local articulation agreement can be found in the Developing a Local Articulation
Agreement booklet, which can be found at www.ctpnc.org.
The local articulation agreement is included as an attachment to the consortium grant proposal.


                                    Example Local Articulation Agreement

The Kalamazoo Public School System and the Kalamazoo County Community College, agree to adopt the
North Carolina Comprehensive High School to Community College Articulation Agreement.
                                            (Optional)
The Kalamazoo Public School System and the Kalamazoo County Community College agree to add the
following articulated courses.
      High School Course                   Criteria for Credit               Community College Credit
      Bicycle Technology                     Final grade of B,                 Human Powered Cycles
                                        80 raw score on final exam




    Superintendent(s) signature                                                     date



    President(s) signature                                                          date




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                                                Appendix F
                             Proposal Review Rubric (Sample)
                                        July 1, 2010 - June 30, 2013

Consortium Name:
LEA(s)

Community College(s)

                                ______ Secondary: 0 - 10 points
Prior Implementation            ______ Postsecondary: 0 - 10 points              Comments
                                ______ Total: maximum 20 points
Does the proposal describe previous CTP efforts and student outcomes from all
funding sources?
If the consortium has had a previous CTP grant, did they summarize
information from the previous year’s data, assess the outcomes, and make plans
for improvement.
Does the proposal show how this data has been used to improve CTE and CTP?

Does the proposal address how previous CTP efforts addressed the following:
  Be carried out under an articulation agreement between the participants in
   the consortium;
  Consist of a program of study that combines a minimum of 2 years of
   secondary education with a minimum of 2 years of postsecondary education
   in a nonduplicative, sequential course of study;
  Include the development of tech prep programs for secondary education
   and postsecondary education that link secondary schools and 2-year
   postsecondary institutions;
  Include in-service professional development for teachers, faculty, and
   administrators;
  Include professional development programs for counselors;
  Provide equal access to the full range of technical preparation programs to
   individuals who are members of special populations; and
  Provide for preparatory services that assist participants in tech prep
    programs?
Does the proposal indicate how the consortium has disseminated their best
practices, including:
  Presentations at CTE/CTP conferences or other conferences;
  Promising practice submission to www.ctpnc.org (NC CTP 2009 On-Line
   Conference); or
  Other methods?




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                                ______ Secondary: 0 - 5 points
Establishment of Need           ______ Postsecondary: 0 - 5 points                  Comments
                                ______ Total: maximum 10 points
Does the proposal establish need for CTP funding?

Does the proposal provide a concise overview of the secondary and
postsecondary need for funding?
Does the proposal describe how the needs are coordinated between secondary
and postsecondary?


                                 ______ Secondary: 0 - 15 points
Project Description              ______ Postsecondary: 0 - 15 points                Comments
                                 ______ Total: maximum 30 points
Does the proposal describe an integrated secondary and postsecondary strategy?

Does the proposal include the purpose, goals, objectives, strategies, evaluation,
criteria, budget, tasks to be accomplished, timelines, and the project
management team?
Does the proposal include descriptions of collaborative efforts as well as
partnerships with business and industry?
Does the proposal describe how the budget and associated equipment costs (if
any) will be used to support the project activities?
Does the proposal incorporate sound program planning principles, clearly
showing collaboration between educational partners, including business and
industry, and is adequately addressed over the three year grant cycle?
Does the proposal address how CTP projects/activities will address the
following:
  Be carried out under an articulation agreement between the participants in
   the consortium;
  Consist of a program of study that combines a minimum of 2 years of
   secondary education with a minimum of 2 years of postsecondary education
   in a nonduplicative, sequential course of study;
  Include the development of tech prep programs for secondary education
   and postsecondary education that link secondary schools and 2-year
   postsecondary institutions;
  Include in-service professional development for teachers, faculty, and
   administrators;
  Include professional development programs for counselors;
  Provide equal access to the full range of technical preparation programs to
   individuals who are members of special populations; and
  Provide for preparatory services that assist participants in tech prep
   programs?
Does the proposal reflect innovative approaches to CTP?




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                                ______ Secondary: 0 - 10 points
Funding Priorities              ______ Postsecondary: 0 - 10 points                Comments
                                ______ Total: maximum 20 points
Does the proposal demonstrate a solid, comprehensive partnership between
secondary education, postsecondary education, and the business community
that strengthens pathways from secondary to postsecondary to work?
Does the proposal seek to reduce the percentage of students who need to enroll
in remedial mathematics, reading, or writing courses at the community college?
Does the proposal focus on emerging careers in one or more of the following
areas? Construction Technologies, Engineering Technologies, Industrial
Technologies, Health Sciences, and Transport Systems Technologies
Does the proposal focus on one or more of the Career Clusters defined by the
JOBS Commission to be the priority for consortium geographic region?
Does the proposal seek to increase the number of students who participate in
work-based learning?
Does the proposal seek to educate parents and counselors about the benefits of
College Tech Prep?

                                  ______ Secondary: 0 - 10 points
Accountability, Data              ______ Postsecondary: 0 - 10 points              Comments
Collection, and Reporting         ______ Total: maximum 20 points
Does the proposal describe specific outcomes on both secondary and
postsecondary levels that will be achieved from the project?
Does the proposal provide draft program outcomes for consideration in setting
goals?
Does the proposal describe the process for measuring CTP program completers’
academic and technical competencies?
Does the proposal indicate that the consortium is capable of collecting and
reporting the data that is requested in the Data Packet found in Appendix D?
Does the proposal contain a plan for establishing and reporting the data that is
requested in the Data Packet found in Appendix D?
Does the proposal contain a goal for each item requested in the Data Packet
found in Appendix D?
Note: Consortia are asked to set goals for the first program year. These data
will be the starting point for further negotiated performance levels. Data in
subsequent years should show improvement.

Overall Review:_________
(The maximum number of points is 100)

Reviewer’s Name:______________________________________Date:_________________________
Check those that apply:
Reviewer from: ___ Mountains ___Piedmont ___Coast
Reviewer employed by: ____Secondary ____Postsecondary ____ other


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