59 - aligning cte and academics by yaohongm



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
• 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

                           Highly Mobile                     5,547
     ALL Students
                           Demographics...              See Slide 5
    College Ready!
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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)

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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:
            Login: Mpls CTE Password: 9xxxx

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CTE Student Diversity

 MPS-CTE seeks to increase access for under-represented students through
  the High Tech Girls’/Boys’ Societies and other program accommodations.

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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.

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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%

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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%

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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.

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 High Standards Math
 by Program of Study
70.0%                                                           % Partially Meeting 11th
                                                                gr MCA math std
                                                                % 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%
                                        28.2%   17.5%
                        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%

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The Challenge
Key: how do we
increase college
readiness STEM       Rube Goldberg
skills without        contest entry
detracting from
CTE program
features that
have been

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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

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Engineering & High
Standards Math

    P value = 0.0164 – highly statistically significant

               Difference: +9.4%

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Engineering College Cr.
The number passing the rigorous PLTW engineering college
credit tests has been rising for four years.

          # Passing Engineering College Cr Test
   70                                                     81
   50                                   59
   40                                                   # Passing
                              42                        Engineering
   30                                                   College Cr
   20                                                   Test
        2004-05    2005-06         2006-07   2007-08   2008-09

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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.
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IBCC Improvement Model
International Baccalaureate Career-related Certificate
  “A Convergence of Knowledge Acquisition and Skills Development”

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• 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
   • DP subject examples: Math & Computers,
     Experimental Science
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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

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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

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

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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:

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Overall MPS CTE Eval
• 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).
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For more info contact:
Wendie Palazzo, Director
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.

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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…

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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
                       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?

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Student Goals
Survey Respondents’ Post-Secondary Goals

            8   7 5 78              # answering this item = 1460
       38                               4-year degree program
                                        Not Sure
                                        2-year degree program
184                                     On-the-job training
                                        Service learning
                                        Certificate program

197                                     Formal apprenticeship

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Work Expectations
• CTE students work an
  avg. of 8.79 hrs/wk
  during the school year
• Seniors expect to work
  an avg. of 24.71 hrs/wk
  after graduation
• Seniors expect about
  one-third (38.88%) of
  their work hours after
  graduation to be in their
  area of career interest.
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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

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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

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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
  Shadowing, Internships,
                                Avg. hrs/student
• Service & Outreach
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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.

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Thanks for your
interest in CTE!

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