The DoDEA Career and Technical Education (CTE), formerly Professional Technical Studies (PTS) Program offers career-related courses to middle and high school students. The CTE curriculum is organized around Career Clusters that identify pathways from secondary school to two- and four-year colleges, and the workplace. Career Clusters and Pathways represent a nationwide effort to help schools ensure that students get the knowledge and skills they need for multiple career choices by matching what is taught in the classroom to business and industry standards.Career and Technical Education works because it's practical as well as academic. CTE provides students with relevant contexts for learning. It's about the real world. It's about learning by doing. The CTE Career Practicum is the capstone experience.
Assessment provides a method for collecting ongoing data about student learning. Assessment does not always equal "grading". Effective assessment takes place before instruction begins (pre-assessment), during instruction (formative assessment), and after instruction is completed (summative assessment).
"Good teaching is inseparable from good assessing" Grant Wiggins
DoDEA Career and Technical Education Coordinator
4800 Mark Center Drive
Alexandria, VA 22350-1400