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CETE Staff Present at the International Personnel Assessment Council

CETE staff attended and presented at the annual conference of IPAC (International Personnel Assessment Council) in Sacramento CA.

Technical Testing Project prepping for new year

The Technical Testing Project operated by CETE Assessment Services includes two key components: design of test items (i.e., questions) and delivery of tests for the Ohio Career-Technical Education (CTE) Technical Testing System. Test delivery also requires end-user support for the field, especially at peak times of the year, month, and day.

DOK Framework informs Ohio’s CFTCS

In June 2015, Sara Christopherson, director of WebbAlign from the Wisconsin Center for Education Products and Services (WCEPS), facilitated a Depth of Knowledge (DOK) workshop at the Center on Education and Training for Employment (CETE), which is housed in The Ohio State University’s College of Education and Human Ecology. The workshop supported CETE staff’s work to develop Family and Consumer Sciences standards (part of Ohio's Career Field Technical Content Standards [CFTCS]) guided by a consideration of DOK.

Gimbert receives 2015 Distinguished Research Award

The Ohio State University College of Education and Human Ecology (EHE) recently honored CETE’s Belinda Gimbert, PhD, associate professor of Educational Studies, with the 2015 Distinguished Research Award.

Sharon Kelsey retires

After almost 40 years of dedicated service to CETE, Sharon Kelsey has retired.

Evaluation of Ohio’s Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home-visiting Prenatal Curriculum: Project Update

The 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act includes the authorization of Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) programs with significantly increased national investment over five years for at-risk pregnant women and children (Adirim, 2013; Issel, 2011; Michalopoulos et al., 2013; Willis, 2013). The goal of this expansion is to improve the long-term health and well-being of mothers and children by providing home-visiting programs that address prenatal care, healthcare for infants and young children, parenting, other precursors to lifelong health, and educational outcomes (Willis, 2013). The CETE Results Management Team’s evaluation of Ohio’s MIECHV prenatal curriculum will employ an experimental design to test the relationship of the online prenatal health curriculum to several home visitor variables.

Standards in the classroom

The Ohio Adult Basic and Literacy Education (ABLE) Professional Development Network (PDN) is a collaboration of content experts, trainers, and researchers working to deliver and support evidence-based, high quality, effective in‐service professional development in areas of importance to nearly 1,000 Ohio ABLE professionals, including administrators, support staff, and teachers.

Curriculum development for Automated Materials Joining Technology (AMJT)

CETE, in collaboration with the Ohio Department of Education (ODE), is working to develop curriculum for students in the evolving and emerging career field of Automated Materials Joining Technology (AMJT). The inquiry-based curriculum will allow students to work through four courses by completing projects intended for both individual and group work. The courses to be written and completed by June 2015 cover instruction on robotics, welding, and material inspection, among other things.

Project update on the Physicians Leadership Academy evaluation

The Results Management Team at CETE continues its collaboration with the Columbus Medical Association to evaluate the first year of the Physicians Leadership Academy (PLA). This is an innovative program designed to enhance the ability of physicians to serve as change agents within their spheres of influence in the healthcare system.

CETE evaluates OhioMeansJobs (OMJ)

The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS) operates 77 separate workforce programs spread across 13 different government agencies, which results in a maze of competing priorities and agency missions. Customers must navigate a web of federal and state programs that lack standardized processes and consistency of services. This cumbersome bureaucracy is extremely inefficient; it duplicates efforts, wastes resources, and confuses customers.

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