The purpose of Career and Technical Education (CTE) Instructional Management is to provide schools with a computerized system that can be used to:
- Disseminate essential standards in the form of blueprints for courses.
- Provide instructional strategies to teach essential standards containing 21st century content.
- Provide formative, benchmark, performance, and summative assessments.
- Document student achievement and academic growth.
- Provide accountability data.
CTE Instructional Management is a competency-based, computer-supported system that encompasses:
- Instructional planning informed by data.
- 21st century assessment of students using technology tools for delivery.
- Aggregated and disaggregated reports by student, by class, by teacher, by school, by LEA and by state.
- Involvement of business representatives, local administrators, and teachers.
- Comprehensive, customized professional development for all CTE teachers.
Components provided by North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI)
- Development of the Essential Standards with validation by business and industry
- Over 100 course blueprints containing 21st century content developed by teachers and reviewed by business and industry
- Electronic classroom and secure test item banks and performance assessments aligned to essential standards for courses
- Curriculum guides developed or adopted for use containing instructional activities and instructional support materials
- Course design and development
- Customized comprehensive professional development
- New course design and revision using the Revised Bloom’s Taxonomy
- Regional User Group assistance with implementation and use of related technology