Making the Most of CTE Course Equivalency

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Making the Most of CTE Course
Equivalency
CINDY MCMULLEN, J.D., BOARD MEMBER
LINDA DRAKE, DIRECTOR OF RESEARCH
NOVEMBER 2014
Course Equivalency Law (RCW 28A.230.097 and
RCW 28A.700.070)
• Districts are required to have a policy for course
equivalencies.
• Boards of directors must approve AP computer
science courses as equivalent to high school
mathematics or science.
• CTE courses that are equivalent shall be accepted as
core requirements, including graduation requirements,
if the course is transcribed as the equivalent course.
• A certificate recording the student’s successful
completion of the CTE course becomes part of the
student’s High School and Beyond Plan.
Washington State Board of Education
Career and Technical Education (CTE) Course Equivalency:
a 2014 State Board of Education Legislative Priority
Washington State Board of Education
Summary of E2SSB 6552
 Twenty-four credit requirements
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for the Class of 2019
Extra time for districts that need it (1-2 year delay)
Culminating projects eliminated as a state
requirement
Flexible hour requirement
About $97 million redirected for:
 Guidance counselors
 Materials and operating costs
 Reduce lab science class size
Washington State Board of Education
E2SSB 6552: CTE Course Equivalency
• OSPI shall develop a list of CTE courses that are
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equivalent to science or mathematics courses.
The content of the courses must be aligned with
standards.
OSPI shall submit the list of equivalent courses and
their curriculum frameworks to the SBE for review, an
opportunity for public comment, and approval.
Districts must provide the opportunity to access at
least one mathematics or one science equivalent
course from the list.
Districts with fewer than 2,000 students may apply to
the SBE for a waiver from these provisions.
Washington State Board of Education
CTE Frameworks
• Aligns national and industry standards to state core content
standards, leadership and employability skills in one
document.
• Helps ensure student outcomes are relevant to the current
industry and national standards.
• Reviewed annually by program advisory committees and
by program supervisors at OSPI.
Washington State Board of Education
Proposed Timeline
Fall 2014
March 2015
Board
Meeting
• OSPI convenes • SBE updated
workgroups to
on process
develop list of
• Opportunity
equivalent CTE
for public
courses
comment
Washington State Board of Education
May 2015
Board
Meeting
SpringSummer
2015
• SBE considers
approval of
courses and
frameworks
• Outreach and
professional
development
CTE Frameworks that OSPI are
Working on Currently
 19 Courses
 11 science
 6 math
 2 science and math
 Examples:
Animal Science
Plant Science
Computer Programming
Financial Math
Consumer and Family
Resources
Biomedical Science
Veterinarian Assistant
Nursing Assistant
Video Game Design
Residential Carpentry
Applied Math
Engineering Design 1
Washington State Board of Education
Graduation Course-Taking Requirements
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Graduation Course-Taking Requirements
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Graduation Course-Taking Requirements
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How Do the
24-Credit
Graduation
Requirements
Add Up?
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How Are Science
Requirements
Changing?
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How Are Math
Requirements
Changing?
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How Do
Personalized
Pathway
Requirements
Relate to the
High School and
Beyond Plan?
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What about STEM?
Washington State Board of Education
Career and Technical Education Course Equivalency
Equivalent courses may:
 Meet two graduation requirements with one course.
 Add flexibility to student schedules.
 Be identified by OSPI or by districts as equivalent to
science or math courses
 May also be identified by districts as equivalent to English,
health, fitness, arts courses, or other required subjects
Washington State Board of Education
Resources
 Website: www.SBE.wa.gov
 Blog: washingtonSBE.wordpress.com
 Facebook: www.facebook.com/washingtonSBE
 Twitter: www.twitter.com/wa_SBE
 Email: [email protected]
 Phone: 360-725-6025
Washington State Board of Education
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