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Best Practices

The Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Improvement Act of 2006 require all eligible secondary and postsecondary institutions to identify successful educational programs to share and disseminate through the Bureau of Career and Technical Education web site. The bureau continues its commitment to strengthening career and technical education programs needs for advancing students through high quality career and technical education to build student's knowledge base to assure a skilled workforce. All strategies listed (See Key Strategies for definitions) are aligned to the goal of improving program quality and student achievements.

There are many exciting success stories occurring in schools. This is an opportunity for you to identify your best practice(s) at your local education agency. Submit Best Practices by using the standard form (Word). Please download this form, complete and save it, and return it as an email attachment to dehart@pa.gov. For additional information on how to write up your submission, review the Rubric (PDF) to help you to provide a clear and concise description of the program or practice.

In addition, the Pennsylvania Department of Education, Bureau of Career and Technical Education has partnered with NC3T National Center for College and Career Transitions as a part of a statewide effort to increase the quality and impact of career and technical education programs. Please check out their spotlight case studies of Pennsylvania Career and Technical Education schools.

The chart below is organized by four sections; Category/Strategy is aligned to the Key Strategies (PDF) or by booklet, Title is name and date of the best practice item, School Name is the place of best practice and File is the PDF of the best practice.

Additional teacher resources can be found at the following location http://pacteresources.com. The site provides resources, tools, and promising practices that are implemented across Pennsylvania in approved career and technical education programs.

  
  
  
Assessment
  
All Programs Offered - 2011
Assessment
  
Booklet: Developing a Data Protocol/Framework - 2010
Assessment
  
Using NOCTI Pretest to Improve Student Performance - 2011
Assessment
  
CCCTC NOCTI Testing Program - 2011
Assessment
  
Learning Communities Horizon - 2011
Assessment
  
Data Driven Performance - 2013
Case Studies
  
Booklet/Key Strategies At-A-Glance - 2010
Case Studies
  
Booklet/Key Strategies At-A-Glance - 2011
Case Studies
  
Booklet/Key Strategies At-A-Glance - 2012
Case Studies
  
Booklet/Key Strategies At-A-Glance - 2013
Case Studies
  
Booklet/Key Strategies At-A-Glance - 2014
Case Studies
  
Booklet/Key Strategies At-A-Glance - 2015
Case Studies
  
Booklet/Key Strategies At-A-Glance - 2016
Curriculum
  
Student Services Team Assists All Students - 2010
Curriculum
  
Diversified Occupations - 2011
Curriculum
  
Advanced Manufacturing Technology Institute - 2013
Curriculum
  
CCAC Workforce Fast Track Midnight Welding - 2011
Curriculum
  
Study Island - 2011
Curriculum
  
General Education Program Advisory Committee - 2011
Curriculum
  
Cosmetology - 2011
Curriculum
  
Certificate of Specialization, Sustainable Energy Tech - 2011
Curriculum
  
Develop a Standardized and Aligned Curriculum - 2010
Curriculum
  
Develop a Standardized and Aligned Curriculum - 2010
Curriculum
  
Housing Project - 2011
Curriculum
  
Curriculum Improvement - 2011
Curriculum
  
Child Care Portfolio - 2011
Curriculum
  
Culinary Arts - 2013
Fair Assessment
  
Use Assessment Results to Target Instructional Strategies - 2010
Fair Assessment
  
Use Assessment Results to Target Instructional Strategies - 2010
Instruction
  
Cornell Notes - 2013
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