The State of Career Technical Education: An Analysis of State CTE Standards

The State of Career Technical Education: An Analysis of State CTE Standards (NASDCTEc)

In its 2013 report, the National Association of State Directors of Career Technical Education Consortium (NASDCTEc) presented findings from its analysis of secondary and postsecondary CTE standards across 50 states and three U.S. territories. Notably, nearly all states and territories had state-approved secondary CTE standards, far fewer states had approved postsecondary CTE standards, and less…

Preface to Engaging Students with Poverty in Mind

In this preface to his book Engaging Students With Poverty in Mind, Eric Jensen gives a personal narrative of challenges met and struggles overcome, providing a first-person perspective on poverty that he uses to lend credibility to his claims. While lacking in concrete advice or ideas on how to best reach struggling students or disadvantaged…

Oregon ELPA Standards Verification Technical Report

In November of 2012 and February of 2013, the Oregon Department of Education (ODE) held two workshops to conduct the English Language Proficiency Assessment (ELPA) performance standards verification using the bookmark procedure (Cizek & Bunch, 2007; Kane, 1994; Mitzel, Lewis, Patz, & Green, 2001).  To set the bookmarks, ODE recruited a diverse set of participants…

California Diploma Project Technical Report II: Alignment Study

Alignment Study of the Health Sciences and Medical Technology Draft Standards and California’s Exit Level Common Core State Standards. This alignment study examines two dimensions of alignment, looking at both content and cognitive complexity. Using a modified version of the methodology developed by the Regional Educational Laboratory Southwest, this study addresses the following research questions:…

California Diploma Project Technical Report I: Crosswalk Study

Crosswalk of the Intersegmental Committee for the Academic Senate Statements of Competencies to the Common Core State Standards. EPIC conducted an investigation of the Intersegmental Committee for the Academic Senates (ICAS) Statements of Competencies for Mathematics and Academic Literacy. The purpose of this work is to understand how the ICAS competencies relate to college and…

Oregon Science Standards Verification Technical Report Cover Page

Oregon Science Standards Verification Technical Report

The Oregon Department of Education (ODE) conducted an achievement standards verification process for the Oregon Assessment of Knowledge and Skills for Science on July 19-21, 2011, using the empirically-based Bookmark Procedure to recommend achievement standards for Grades 5, 8, and high school. This document summarizes the resulting recommendations. The recommended achievement standards will be reviewed…

Lining Up: The Relationship between the Common Core State Standards and Five Sets of Comparison Standards

EPIC completed an alignment study on the Common Core State Standards. The study determines the extent of correspondence (alignment) between the exit level Common Core State Standards and each of five sets of existing standards (California and Massachusetts state standards, the Texas College and Career Readiness Standards, the Knowledge and Skills for University Success, and…

Oregon Reading Standards Verification Technical Report Cover Page

Oregon Reading Standards Verification Technical Report

The Oregon Department of Education (ODE) conducted an achievement standards verification process for the Oregon Assessment of Knowledge and Skills for Reading on January 19-21, 2011. The research-based Bookmark Procedure was used to recommend achievement standards (cut scores) for Grades 3–8 and high school. ODE contracted with the Educational Policy Improvement Center (EPIC) to serve…