Pennsylvania Academic Standards Crosswalk
Two sets of crosswalks have been developed to support the integration of the career education and work standards into the other Pennsylvania Academic Standards.
The Core Academic Standards Crosswalk identifies the CEW standards that are met when the listed standards in the other academic area are fully accomplished. Standards and anchors are listed where available.
The Extended Academic Standards Crosswalk identifies the CEW standards that can be met through the careful selection and introduction of a topic directly related to the CEW standard.
Benchmarks are set at grades three, five, eight and eleven. All educators must support the development of the skills and knowledge that lead to benchmark attainment to ensure that all students attain the standards as identified.
3rd Grade CEW Benchmarks
Benchmarks at the third grade level focus on exploration, recognition, and description. Available for view in PDF or for download as a Word document.
5th Grade CEW Benchmarks
Benchmarks at the fifth grade level address both description and relating concepts to career development and choice. Available for view in PDF or for download as a Word document.
8th Grade CEW Benchmarks
At the 8th grade level, benchmarks address identifying, evaluating and applying career information to individual personal career development activities. Available for view in PDF or for download as a Word document.
11th Grade CEW Benchmarks
At the 11th grade level the benchmarks focus on analysis of information in direct relationship of and application to personal career planning. Available for view in PDF or for download as a Word document.
National Guidelines, Standards and Reports that Tie to the Pennsylvania Career Education and Work Academic Standards
The Pennsylvania Career Education and Work Academic Standards have a direct link to a number of national guidelines, standards, and reports. The key supporting national linkages are identified below with descriptive excerpts from their websites.
- Secretary's Commission on Achieving Necessary Skills
In 1990, the Secretary of Labor appointed a commission to determine the skills our young people need to succeed in the world of work. The commission's fundamental purpose was to encourage a high-performance economy characterized by high-skill, high-wage employment. Although the commission completed its work in 1992, its findings and recommendations continue to be a valuable source of information for individuals and organizations involved in education and workforce development.
- Entrepreneurship Standards
Created by the Consortium for Entrepreneurship Education, fifteen standards organized into entrepreneurship skills, ready skills, and business skills, the standards provide a foundation for developing entrepreneurship programs. The toolkit created by the consortium provides downloadable resources that will also support the Career Education and Work Academic Standards in Pennsylvania.
Real Game Series of Programs Crosswalks
Crosswalks have been developed to show the relationship between the Real Game Series programs and four sets of standards and guidelines:
- All Pennsylvania Academic Standards including CEW standards
- National Career Development Guidelines
- American School Counselor Association Standards
- Employability Skills (SCANS)