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Statewide Evaluation of CTE Pathways Initiative (SB70)


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June Lee-Bayha
Senior Research Associate
San Diego, CA

Cindy Wijma
Research Associate
San Diego, CA

California Department of Education staff will review Specialized Secondary Program (SSP) expectations, including evaluation data, as well as upcoming fiscal reports and the requirements to continue program implementation funding. Current programs will share strategies and challenges. Everyone is welcome to attend and learn about SSP.

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Statewide Evaluation of CTE Pathways Initiative (SB70)

  1. 1. Update on Statewide Evaluation of Career Technical Education (CTE) Pathways Initiative June Lee-Bayha (WestEd) Jackie Escajeda (California Community Colleges, Chancellor’s Office) Educating for Careers Conference February 23, 2009
  2. 2. Overview of CTE Pathways Initiative (SB70) <ul><li>2008-09 Budget: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>$58 million </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>plus $12.5 million for green California Partnership Academies </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Five Thematic Areas <ul><ul><li>Career Planning and Development & Career Pathways and Articulation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>New Program Development </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Expanding Business and Industry Engagement </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>CTE Teacher Recruitment and Professional Development </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Capacity Building and Research & Development </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Career Planning and Development <ul><ul><ul><li>CTE Community Collaborative </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Workforce Innovation Partnerships </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Health Occupation Preparation and Education Program (HOPE) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Distance Learning Pilot </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Entrepreneurship Career Pathway Project </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Curriculum Planning for Emerging Industries </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Statewide Career Pathways School to Community College Articulation </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>K-12 Health Pathways </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>CTE Online </li></ul></ul></ul>
  5. 5. New Program Development <ul><li>California Partnership Academies (CPAs) </li></ul><ul><li>Career Advancement Academies </li></ul>
  6. 6. Expanding Business and Industry Engagement in CTE <ul><li>CTE Student Organizations </li></ul><ul><li>Connection to Economic and Workforce Development Program Initiatives </li></ul>
  7. 7. CTE Teacher Recruitment and Professional Development <ul><li>In-service Workshops (A-G) </li></ul><ul><li>New Teacher Workshop </li></ul><ul><li>Teacher Preparation Pipeline </li></ul><ul><li>Leadership Development </li></ul>
  8. 8. Capability Building and Research & Development <ul><li>Evaluation </li></ul>
  9. 9. California Community Colleges, Chancellor’s Office <ul><li>Why is data collection important? </li></ul>
  10. 10. Purpose of the Evaluation <ul><li>Gather information about: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Activities funded by CTE Pathways Initiatives </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>(how grantees are using funds) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How funds affect students, faculty, business/industry partners, the local economy, and Career Technical Education in California </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Write annual report along with the California Community College Chancellor’s Office and CDE for the Governor, Legislature, and Director of Finance </li></ul>
  11. 11. Evaluation Strategies <ul><li>Collect grant activity reports </li></ul><ul><li>Site Visits </li></ul><ul><li>Focus Groups/Interviews </li></ul>
  12. 12. Statewide Evaluation <ul><li>Document progress of objectives and activities </li></ul><ul><li>Gather information about outcomes or products </li></ul><ul><li>Determine ongoing technical assistance needs </li></ul><ul><li>Identify promising practices </li></ul>
  13. 13. <ul><li>“ What matters is not finding the perfect indicator, but settling upon a consistent and intelligent method of assessing your output results, and then tracking your trajectory with rigor.” </li></ul><ul><li>– Jim Collins ( Good to Great and the Social Sectors 2005, p 8) </li></ul>
  14. 14. Evaluation Activities in 2008-09 <ul><li>Scheduled 24 site visits with Community Collaborative grantees * </li></ul><ul><li>Review and analyze data from existing reporting forms - for 2005-06, 2006-07, 2007-08 grantees </li></ul><ul><li>Collect grantee data via in February and July each year </li></ul><ul><li>Write Annual Report to Legislature, Governor, and Director of Finance (due July 1, 2009) </li></ul><ul><li>* as of 2/19/2009 </li></ul>
  15. 15. Expectations of Grantees for Evaluation <ul><li>Be prepared for site visits </li></ul><ul><li>Submit required reporting documents </li></ul>
  16. 16. California Community Colleges, Chancellor’s Office <ul><li>2008-09 Career Technical Education Grants: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>CTE Community Collaborative grants </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Supplemental grants </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Workforce Innovation Partnership Grants </li></ul></ul>
  17. 17. California Community Colleges, Chancellor’s Office <ul><li>Monitors from the Chancellor’s Office </li></ul>
  18. 18. Resources <ul><li>Annual Report to the Legislature, the Governor, and Director of Finance </li></ul><ul><ul><li> 70/CTE Full_Report-version2.pdf </li></ul></ul>
  19. 19. Suggestions of resources?
  20. 20. Any questions?
  21. 21. Evaluation Team <ul><li>June Lee-Bayha – [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Rebeca Cerna – [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Barbara Dietsch – bdietsc @ wested .org </li></ul><ul><li>Zeta Heiter – [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Carol Kim – [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Jeff Polik – [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Sandy Sobolew-Shubin – [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Cindy Wijma – [email_address] </li></ul>