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Instructions on the POS Framework

  1. Introduction. Each POS is represented by an introduction. These documents specify the nature of the POS, the skills necessary to perform the accompanying occupations, the level of training and education required to attain various occupational levels, and the variety of occupations which are associated with the POS.
  2. CIP Code. This number is used by schools and postsecondary institutions to categorize the POS, which will outline the scope and sequence of educational offerings for the student.
  3. Task list. The task list is a secondary school instructional tool used to measure the technical competency of a student in a specific program of study. Task lists are arranged for each program of study, according to the student's year of graduation from a secondary school. Students should refer to the task list version which correlates to their year of high school graduation.
  4. Crosswalks to Academics. These documents contain important information that demonstrates proper linkages between task lists and Pennsylvania Core Standards. By examining each crosswalk, it is possible to observe individual tasks and the corresponding Academic Standard in reading, writing, and mathematics. The National Common Career Technical Core Standards are also linked to many of the tasks on each task list.
  5. Instructor's Guide: Linking PA Core Standards to Career and Technical Education Programs of Study (PDF)
  6. Secondary schools are accountable for the fulfillment of academic standards. The academic standards are available on the Pennsylvania Department of Education, Standards Aligned System (SAS) website at www.pdesas.orgOpens In A New Window.
  7. Secondary School Partners. These documents exhibit the secondary schools which have approved POS. Additional information listed includes the school's address, the year of POS approval or deletion, and the CIP code.