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Using logic models as planning and evaluation tools

Experience suggests that logic models are used increasingly in evaluation and program development. Logic models provide professionals a tool for program planning and evaluation purposes. Logic model development services are available at CETE.

The 2014 GED®: A new era in high-school equivalency assessment

In January 2014, a new and highly anticipated GED® assessment was launched. This version of the test, which had previously been the only high-school equivalency assessment available to students, represents a massive shift in not only the content and delivery of the test but also its overall purpose. With a new focus on the Common Core State Standards and College and Career Readiness standards as well as an emphasis on task and text complexity, higher-order thinking skills, and technology skills, the GED® has morphed into a gateway for those seeking to enter postsecondary or workplace training programs.

Digital credentialing

Adult education of all types is shifting more and more online. How can this training, coursework, and knowledge gained be validated and verified in the digital age? Digital credentials, or badges, are one way CETE is remaining on the cutting-edge of crediting learners.

Latest news on the WebXam™ assessment platform

Since 2001, CETE has provided quality services in the area of online assessment. School districts in Ohio and throughout the United States used WebXam™, a secure online system for the delivery, data tracking, and reporting of assessments of technical knowledge and skill, to test 90,000 students during the 2013–2014 school year.

CETE’s DACUM helps Honda’s maintenance trainings

CETE facilitated the DACUM process for Honda's Corporate Technical Development team to ensure trainings in Honda's Technical Development Program (TDP) aligned with job requirements. As a result, the TDP has grown to 31 courses, totaling approximately 728 hours of training over four years.

Occupation/Job/Practice verification: What/Why/How?

The process of analyzing occupations, jobs, professional practices, and tasks results in the establishment of work and worker requirements for multiple purposes. Theories, tools, and techniques for conducting occupational analyses are rooted in education, psychology, engineering, and human resource management.

A successful year for Ohio’s CTE Assessment System: Pathway Testing Project

The statewide testing system, dating back to 1995, was built and operated by CETE for the Ohio Department of Education’s Office of Career-Technical Education. Since 2009, we have moved the focus of these content-valid tests of achievement to the pathway rather than the specialization level.

Project update: coordination of regional family-community engagement network

In collaboration with the Ohio Department of Education’s Office for Exceptional Children, Barbara Boone, PhD, CETE program director, provides resources, communication, coaching, and coordination for State Support Team family consultants. Boone leads webinars, facilitates centralized meetings for family consultants and an online network, and provides expertise and resources for family engagement.

Project update: Parent-Educator Partnerships project management

The Parent-Educator Partnerships component of Ohio’s State Professional Development Grant aims to successfully engage families in their children’s education at school and home and equip teachers with knowledge and skills to effectively partner with families. In the first year of implementation, selected school districts and parent-teacher co-facilitator teams from 16 regions in Ohio committed to the facilitation of a series of 90-minute parent-teacher meetings in their districts.

New science standards aim to rekindle childlike curiosity

Ask any first or second grade students if they like science and you will get a resounding "yes." Ask the same question of high school seniors and you will likely get a very different answer. What happened during the intervening years?

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