Curriculum & Training

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

This Curriculum and Training video provides a brief overview of offerings designed to help all learners reach their highest levels of achievement.   

WHO WE ARE

Our Curriculum and Training program includes content experts, trainers, and researchers who specialize in developing curriculum, instruction, and systems to support adult  learning. We are committed to collaborating across educational and workforce settings, because we envision a future where all learners reach their highest levels of achievement. 

WHAT WE DO

We provide a full range of learning supports to a variety of systems and provider organizations including state-level government agencies, schools and colleges, direct service providers, and businesses. Our efforts are designed to improve outcomes for learners in evolving educational and workplace environments and assist organizations in improving practices through collaboration, evidence-based translational research practices, and state-of-the-art technologies. 

OUR COMMITMENT TO RACIAL EQUITY, DIVERSITY, AND INCLUSION

We are committed to increasing our efforts toward the pursuit of a holistic approach to equity, social justice, and inclusion within our spheres of influence with government organizations; adult education, secondary, and post-secondary institutions; and business and industry partners.

Within the center, we are actively participating in the Racial Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (REDI) Movement with a majority of our team serving on the REDI Steering Team and leveraging our curriculum and instructional design expertise to create and deliver learning experiences to support center associates in their REDI journey.

Within our team, we are investing in our own reflective practices and our own development as designers, developers, and specialists guided by a focus on cultural humility.

Within adult education, we are offering trainings and facilitating conversations with administrators and instructors to identify biases and blind spots, to critically examine curriculum and instruction, and to review and improve policies to support equity, diversity, and inclusion in all interactions.

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Program Team

Traci Lepicki

ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS & STRATEGIC INITIATIVES

Fara Allen

Program Coordinator

Jody Angelone

TRAINING DEVELOPMENT COORDINATOR

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

This video highlights the importance of tests and best practices for developing them.

WHO WE ARE

Our Assessment program has over 30 years of experience in the creation, refinement, and delivery of assessments through multiple formats. Our item writing process efficiently creates reliable and valid instruments to measure job knowledge, skills, and work competencies for students and employees. Using specifications created from a practice or occupational analysis, content standards regulated by a governing body, or other provisions, we guide the creation of a repository of item banks for personnel selection and credentialing as well as measuring competency attainment in career-technical education.

WHAT WE DO

We are experienced in creating documentation for accreditation applications. For existing test item banks, we offer a secure online testing platform called WebXamTM that provides immediate feedback, customized reporting options, and personalized technical support. WebXamTM has served as the test administration platform for both certification exams and Ohio’s Career-Technical Education programs for over fifteen years. Our flagship Test Development Workshop provides attendees with the tools to create tests of occupational knowledge and skill for credentialing or personnel selection, and can be customized to meet the needs of any organization (and delivered off-site).

OUR COMMITMENT TO RACIAL EQUITY, DIVERSITY, AND INCLUSION

We acknowledge that we have a critical sphere of influence in working with state government organizations, secondary and post-secondary instructors, along with industry professionals, to create assessments utilized by the Career-Technical Education programs and other workforce development programs. We seek out experts in their career fields to ensure that individuals who take our assessments have a fair and equitable experience, regardless of what demographic groups they belong to.

In searching for and recruiting subject matter experts, we strive for a diverse pool of instructors and professionals to help us write and review all elements of our assessments. We are taking steps to recruit a more racially diverse population for item-writing workshops to assist in the creation of exams that demonstrate racial equity, diversity, and inclusion. We are also increasing our review of existing assessment items to check for content that could disadvantage test takers. As part of our efforts, we will:

  • Create assessments that practice equity by having subject matter experts review items for inclusiveness during workshops and after workshops.
  • Work closely with the Ohio Department of Education and their desires to address racial equity, diversity, and inclusion.
  • Collaborate with Dr. Kenyona Walker, CETE’s leading scholar in the area of race and education, on increasing the diversity and sourcing of item writers.
  • Increasing the frequency of advanced forms of item analysis that detect possible inequity in assessments as part of our annual reviews, and before assessments are finalized.

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