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​Key Strategies

Key Strategy Definitions

Leaders and teachers in CTE programs that improve are very intentional about achieving student success. They thoughtfully develop a Standards Aligned System and support that system with people, processes and partnerships to deliver results.

Create a Standards Aligned System Through Instruction, Intervention, Curriculum and Assessment


  • Integrate literacy and numeracy strategies into CTE 
  • Build relevance through cross-curricular linkages


  • Provide extra help to strengthen academic and/or technical skill performance
  • Create extensive student support and guidance

Curriculum Framework

  • Develop a standardized and aligned curriculum

Fair Assessment

  • Use assessment results to target instructional strategies

Clear Standards

  • Create standards for all CTE majors (established by PDE/BCTE)

Materials and Resources

  • Offer materials and resources to CTCs (provided by PDE/BCTE through the Technical Assistance Project and Best Practices Initiative)

Support a Standards Aligned System Through People, Processes and Partnerships


  • Build a culture of targeted and ongoing professional growth 
  • Center teacher evaluation within a culture of professional growth 
  • Develop a cohesive team


  • Be intentional and systemic about change 
  • Make program and instructional decisions based on data


  • Cultivate relationships with community, business and industry partners 
  • Strengthen relationships with education partners