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MINNEAPOLIS CAREER & TECHNICAL EDUCATION EVALUATION FINDINGS & THE IBCC IMPROVEMENT MODEL Wendie Palazzo, Director Minneapolis Public Schools Career and Technical Education Minneapolis North High Digital Media IBCC student captures a story. MPS Snapshot MPS Strategic Plan 2009 Student Population is Falling HS Reform: Core 4 Equity 2008-09 enrollment: 34,570 • International 1998-99 enrollment: 46,309 Baccalaureate • Advanced Budget (08-09) $654,453,751 Placement Staff 6,255 • College in the Schools 91 Schools Home Languages • Career & Technical 96% speak English, Spanish, Somali or Hmong 80 Education Highly Mobile 5,547 ALL Students Demographics... See Slide 5 College Ready! MPS - CTE 2 CTE Programs of Study Engineering & Mfg. Information Technology PLTW program at Henry, North, South Certification/college credit program at and Washburn, plus Machining at Edison, North and South. See also South; Gateway middle school Engineering. program at Sanford, Anthony, Olson. Business/Finance Microsoft- Design & Construction certified/college credit program at Roosevelt High offers full program; Edison, plus Voyager program. Southwest and North offer Design, and Washburn offers Electricity. Transportation NATEF-certified program at Roosevelt. Health Sciences* MPS/MCTC Health Care Core and Personal Care Services MPS/SPC/Aveda program at Edison. Nursing Assistant program at Roosevelt. Education & Child Devel. Digital Media* MPS/SPC MPS/MCTC child development program at Broadway; Education program at Edison, Henry, North, Early college under development at Roosevelt, South & Southwest; Henry and South. MPS/HTC program at Edison; MPS/ Brown College program at North. *International Baccalaureate Career Certificate – IBCC programs (see 16) MPS - CTE 3 Student Data Details Evaluation data is from MPS and MCTC for 2008-09, including 6,654 middle schoolers and 10,225 high schoolers who have on record: • At least 45 membership days • Attendance , and • Credit attainment (for high schoolers) A total of 16,879 students are divided into different subgroups for further study, for example: • 10,705 non-CTE students have never earned CTE credit through MPS (63.4%). • 6,174 CTE students earned CTE credit through MPS at some time (36.6%). See Appendix re: excluded students & latest reports: https://alwaysthere.info/MplsCareerTechEdResults.aspx Login: Mpls CTE Password: 9xxxx MPS - CTE 4 CTE Student Diversity MPS-CTE seeks to increase access for under-represented students through the High Tech Girls’/Boys’ Societies and other program accommodations. MPS - CTE 5 Achievement Gap • The evaluation emphasizes experiences of under-represented groups, to see if programs are helping to “close the gap.” • A decade of evaluation shows that CTE participation is correlated with elevated basic skills and engagement indicators, especially of under-represented students. Engineering students enjoy working in teams to meet creative challenges, and they see the demand for their services. MPS - CTE 6 Example: Attendance Low income CTE students attend 2.7 more days/year than non-participants. P value < 0.0001 – highly statistically significant Difference: +1.5% MPS - CTE 7 Basic Skills – Math Test score studies exclude students exempted from testing, or not scheduled to test, during the study year. P value < 0.0001 – highly statistically significant Difference: +10.9% MPS - CTE 8 College Readiness • The State’s Perkins Plan now uses the MCA high standards tests as its key accountability measures. • Math performance lags behind reading performance, especially for disadvantaged students. • Because the math test requires strong reading as well as math and logical skills, MPS-CTE is using the MCA high standards math test as a critical indicator of program quality. MPS - CTE 9 High Standards Math by Program of Study 70.0% % Partially Meeting 11th gr MCA math std 60.0% % Meeting 11th gr MCA 50.0% 22.0% math std % Exceeding 11th gr MCA 40.0% 14.3% math std 20.7% 22.0% 30.0% 21.3% 15.1% 28.2% 17.5% 20.0% 10.4% 24.9% 13.6% 12.7% 28.6% 18.0% 10.0% 19.1% 18.0% 12.4% 14.3% 8.8% 7.5% 9.1% 4.3% 6.0% 0.0% 1.6% MPS - CTE 10 The Challenge Key: how do we increase college readiness STEM Rube Goldberg skills without contest entry detracting from CTE program features that have been working? MPS - CTE 11 Improving College Readiness MCA proficiency among low income CTE students is higher when they participate in model programs: • Project Lead The Way Engineering • CTE + other “Advanced STEM” classes • 3+ years of CTE credit attainment • High Tech Girls’ or Boys’ Society • Early Accuplacer & Jump Start to College The Engineering program often combines these elements, and has been particularly effective MPS - CTE 12 Engineering & High Standards Math P value = 0.0164 – highly statistically significant Difference: +9.4% MPS - CTE 13 Engineering College Cr. The number passing the rigorous PLTW engineering college credit tests has been rising for four years. # Passing Engineering College Cr Test 90 80 70 81 75 60 50 59 40 # Passing 42 Engineering 30 College Cr 35 20 Test 10 0 2004-05 2005-06 2006-07 2007-08 2008-09 MPS - CTE 14 Improvement Examples Models being tested include: • International Baccalaureate Roosevelt High Career Certificate Health IBCC students • Metaverse virtual reality AAS w/digital media math pilot • Info Tech with ALEKS math • Jump Start Math 080 Accelerated Algebra II • Work Coordination 2020: connecting students to in- demand careers If successful, pilot programs will be expanded. MPS - CTE 15 IBCC Improvement Model International Baccalaureate Career-related Certificate “A Convergence of Knowledge Acquisition and Skills Development” MPS - CTE 16 IB + CTE = IBCC • Guiding Principles of IBCC • Broadened access to IB Core • Global focus; international-mindedness • IB & CTE integrated into a pathway option • Learner profile • Program requires at least two Diploma Program subjects, a world language, and an IBCC core. • Career Focus – Digital Media at North; Health Careers at Roosevelt • Languages – Spanish at North; French at Roosevelt • DP subject examples: Math & Computers, Experimental Science MPS - CTE 17 Three Strands Community and Service Program • Emphasizes partnership and the principles of service learning, based on the Zulu maxim: umuntu ngumuntu ngabantu “a person becomes a person through others” Approaches to Learning Course of Study • Emphasizes development of transferable skills that students need for further education, in the workforce and in life Reflective Project • Based on exploring the ethical dimensions of an issue related to the student’s career- related studies MPS - CTE 18 IBCC Assessment Components How are they assessed? DP subjects Internally and externally Service learning Externally by IB DP Reflective project Moderated externally by the IB Formative Internally assessments CTE subjects Internally/externally – but external is now favored CTE certifications Externally by industry and/or or licensure via CTE requirements Using a methodology of a constructivist teaching and learning MPS - CTE 19 The Future of IBCC The IBCC will go mainstream in 2012. A pilot of non-IB schools that propose to offer IBCC programs will take place between 2011-2013 and, subject to successful evaluation, will go mainstream in 2014. Early pilots will have a specific program focus and use external auditing to ensure quality. Authorization processes will be determined over the next year: MPS - CTE 20 Overall MPS CTE Eval Recommendations • Integrate curriculum content into CTE programs inclusive of academic standards at the “meets” and “exceeds” MCA proficiency level. • Ensure access to progressively challenging CTE programs, allowing for multi-year participation. • Continue/expand HS-to-college transition services. • Pursue additional training to improve service to under- represented students (see STEM Equity Pipeline) and, for ELL students, Structured Intervention Observation Protocol (SIOP). MPS - CTE 21 For more info contact: Wendie Palazzo, Director firstname.lastname@example.org Appendix: More Evaluation Info The criteria for inclusion of students in the Minneapolis CTE evaluation differ from those used in other studies, including State & federal CTE and NCLB accountability systems. CTE & non-CTE students included in the study have: • Enrollment days > 44, • Days present > 0, and • Cumulative credit > 0 (for high schoolers) In 2008-09, 932 high schoolers and 296 middle schoolers did not meet these criteria. They either failed all classes and/or they were enrolled for less than 45 days. This is 9% of the total high school population served. MPS CTE has recommended greater use of modularized instruction and blended on-line/classroom models, to better serve highly mobile students. Coincidentally, highly motivated students will also have greater access to this instruction. Pilots are taking place at North, South & Edison. MPS - CTE 23 CTE Staff & Student Online Reporting • MPS CTE staff & student reporting data is collected through https://alwaysthere.info. See website for reports & much more detail. • Data collected corresponds to multiple MPS CTE grant requirements. • 50 staff provided updates & reports from July 08-June 09 (42 teachers and 8 staff in coordinator/leader roles). • 1,476 HS students completed reports during the survey window (May 2009). Student and staff reporting highlights follow… MPS - CTE 24 Student Survey Results 1,476 CTE students completed surveys in 2008-09. Students give a 1‐5 rating of their knowledge of STEM college and career options, and their interest in those options – before and after participation in CTE classes or High Tech Girls/Boys activities. STEM Knowledge STEM Interest Participation Avg. Self-Rating Avg. Self-Rating Before 2.33 2.37 After 3.93 3.54 Difference +1.60 +1.17 Does increased student interest in STEM correspond to increased engagement and basic skills indicators, measured in the evaluation? MPS - CTE 25 Student Goals Survey Respondents’ Post-Secondary Goals 8 7 5 78 # answering this item = 1460 38 4-year degree program 47 Not Sure 2-year degree program 184 On-the-job training Military Service learning 896 Certificate program 197 Formal apprenticeship Other 26 MPS - CTE Work Expectations • CTE students work an avg. of 8.79 hrs/wk during the school year (n=1476). • Seniors expect to work an avg. of 24.71 hrs/wk after graduation (n=153). • Seniors expect about one-third (38.88%) of their work hours after graduation to be in their area of career interest. MPS - CTE 27 Senior Perspective Among seniors completing # 1st Choice Schools (n=181) surveys (n=181): 41 MCTC 2.44 = Avg. # college apps 38 Military Training submitted 24 University of MN 1.76 = Avg. # college apps 8 St. Catherine Univ accepted 6 Augsburg College 6 Dunwoody Coll of Tech # 1st Choice Majors (n=129) 6 Mankato State Univ 24 Health Care 5 St. Cloud State Univ 10 Education 5 St. Thomas Univ 10 Engineering 4 Metropolitan State Univ 7 Computer Sci/Info Tech 3 Itasca Community Coll 6 Business 3 University of MN-Duluth 72 Other 32 Other/none MPS - CTE 28 CTE Teacher Reports 50 CTE staff completed reports in 2008-09. Teachers reported a total of 221 students qualifying for college credit or an industry certification. # Attaining College Credit Program of Study or Industry Certification Engineering 81 Education/Child Development 38 Construction-Electrical 33 Health Care Core/Nursing Asst. 33 Personal Care Services 18 Business/Finance 11 Digital Media 7 MPS - CTE 29 Activities Reported • Clubs: High Tech Girls/Boys, Entrepreneur Club • Competitions: Robotics, Solar Boat, High-Mileage Car, State Fair Exhibits • Student Enterprises: e-Studio, Computer Club • Field Trips & Guest Speakers: Employers, Colleges 63,438 total activity • Work-based Learning: Job hrs reported/ 6,174 students Shadowing, Internships, Avg. hrs/student e-Mentoring 10.28 • Service & Outreach MPS - CTE 30 Donations Reported Perkins funds ($1,557,430) & a local Levy ($516,039) were matched by donations totaling $1,284,175. Top donors (excluding base): Donor Organization or Group Amount Reported Cargill $541,880 Women’s Educational Equity Act $105,399 Faculty-CTE $88,765 Society of Manufacturing Engineers $72,782 Hired, Inc. $68,340 Univ. of MN-Twin Cities $51,235 Students-CTE $24,430 Reported service, material and cash donations are included – not exhaustive. MPS - CTE 31 Thanks for your interest in CTE!
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