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Welcome to Total Quality Indicators CTE Program Improvement Instrument

The West-MEC Total Quality Indicators tool focuses on continuous program improvement. The instrument includes six standards designed to validate a comprehensive career and technical education (CTE) program. The standards are embedded in a rubric aligned with the CTE Delivery Model, ADE program requirements and relevant legislation. Upon a self or third party review, any CTE program may use this instrument to determine how the program has made progress in its development. The measurement tool and review process are designed to help focus program improvement.

The West-MEC Program Improvement process is—as the name suggests—to be used for continuous program improvement. Each of the quality indicators is defined by finer, more measurable criteria to determine a current score. The rubric below must be completed for each program by high school.

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6 items

1.0 Program Delivery

1.1. All program instructors are properly CTE certified by May 1st

Evidence: Teacher Certification

1.2. Program approved by ADE

Evidence: Current ADE Program List

1.3. Program allows for opportunity to participate in CTSO

Evidence: Chapter Award or Program of Work

1.4. Systemic effort to promote program completers

Evidence: Marketing Materials or Coherent Sequence

1.5. Coherent Sequence of courses are available by campus

Evidence: Coherent Sequence or Course Guide

1.6. Placement Data - Performance Measure 5S1

Evidence:  Placement Data

If you don't have placement data for your program, please contact your local CTE Administrator.

  • Falls Below:
    Significantly below state average for the program (10% below or more)
  • Approaches:
    Less than state average for the program
  • Meets:
    At or above state average for the program
  • N/A:
    New program - no placement data available

Evidence: Placement Data or Performance Measure 5S1 report

5 items

2.0 Facilities, Equipment and Materials

2.1. Classroom and lab facilities are neat, clean and adequate for the delivery of curriculum
  • Falls Below:
    Facilities are disorganized, dirty and/or inadequate in size/layout
  • Approaches:
    Facilities are neat, clean, organized and adequate in size/layout
  • Meets:
    Facilities are neat, clean, organized and aligned with industry facilities

Evidence: Observation & Interview

2.2. Facilities meet all applicable safety standards
  • Falls Below:
    Unsafe conditions or practices are evident
  • Approaches:
    Facilities meet standard safety requirements
  • Meets:
    Facilities meet standard safety requirements and safety practices are routine

Evidence: Observation and Interview

2.3. Adequate materials are available for authentic learning/lab instruction
  • Falls Below:
    Materials are inadequate to provide for hands-on instruction for all students
  • Approaches:
    Materials are adequate for hands-on instruction for all students
  • Meets:
    Materials enable instructor to duplicate industry practices

Evidence: Observation & Interview

2.4. Equipment is aligned with ADE recommended equipment list
  • Falls Below:
    Less than 50% of program equipment is recommended by ADE. Program equipment does not mirror that used in business and industry
  • Approaches:
    ADE and/or advisory council recommended equipment is adequate to meet the standard and in good working condition
  • Meets:
    The program equipment mirrors that used in business and industry and is efficiently maintained

Evidence: ADE Recommended Equipment List or Advisory Council Recommendations

2.5. Additional Notes for standard 2.0.

Please note

11 items

3.0 Curriculum and Instruction

Work-based learning is defined as a coherent sequence of job training and work experience that involves actual work experience and connects classroom learning to work activities. Experiences include activities at the career awareness, career exploration and career preparation levels. Career awareness activities would include field trips, career fairs, classroom speakers and interviews with professionals. Career exploration activities would include mock business/industry projects and school-based enterprises. Career preparation activities would include clinical/practice, apprenticeships, internships and cooperative work experiences.

3.1. Instruction is clearly aligned with CTE Technical Standards and the use of assessments drive instruction
  • Falls Below:
    No evidence instruction is aligned with AZ Technical Standards
  • Approaches:
    Instruction is aligned with AZ Technical Standards and to some degree assessments are utilized
  • Meets:
    Instruction is aligned with AZ Technical Standards and the use of data from assessments drive instruction

Evidence: Curricular Map, Lesson Plan or Student Work

3.2. Academic Integration and College & Career Readiness Standards
  • Falls Below:
    No evidence of AzCCRS is embedded
  • Approaches:
    The instruction of AzCCRS is evident in the documentation
  • Meets:
    The instruction of AzCCRS is evident in the curriculum map, lesson plan or student work for multiple units. Program teachers can articulate the embedded core standards and how they are taught in the program

Evidence: Curricular Map, Lesson Plans or Student Work

3.3. Opportunity for Student Engagement
  • Falls Below:
    Few student activities allow for high student engagement; activities are primarily teacher led or routine seat work (worksheets)
  • Approaches:
    Some student activities allow for high student engagement (e.g., student authenticated work, cooperative collaboration, laboratory activities)
  • Meets:
    Most student activities allow for high student engagement (e.g., student authenticated work, cooperative collaboration, laboratory activities, graphic organizers)

Evidence: Observation & Interview

3.4. Hands-on, performance based learning experiences for students
  • Falls Below:
    No performance based experiences are evident
  • Approaches:
    Performance based experiences are evident in the majority of units in all courses
  • Meets:
    Performance based experiences are evident in all units of instruction for all courses

Evidence: Curricular Map, Lesson Plan or Student Work

3.5. Post-secondary opportunities
  • No:
    No alignment with post-secondary education is evident
  • Yes:
    Purposeful connection to post-secondary opportunities

Evidence: Programs of Study, Dual Enrollment, or Lesson Plans highlighting post-secondary options

3.6. Opportunity for Work-based Learning
  • Falls Below:
    No WBL; or career awareness/career exploration activities only
  • Approaches:
    Meaningful career awareness & career exploration activities. A systemic attempt to provide career preparation experiences
  • Meets:
    Career preparation WBL activities: supervised internships, internal/external opportunities (School Based Enterprise), plus tracking and regular use of data to improve program

Evidence: WBL Model or Student Work

3.7. CTSO is co-curricular
  • Falls Below:
    No curricular evidence of CTSO experiences exists
  • Approaches:
    The CTSO is integrated to some degree in all program levels
  • Meets:
    The CTSO is highly integrated into units of instruction at all program levels

Evidence: Lesson Plan, Student Interview or Scope of Sequence

3.8. Safety procedures are integrated throughout curriculum
  • Falls Below:
    No curricular or instructional evidence exists
  • Approaches:
    Safety procedures are integrated into some units of instruction
  • Meets:
    Safety procedures are integrated into units of instruction

Evidence: Safety Procedures

3.9. Industry certificates and/or licenses
  • Falls Below:
    The program does not clearly identify industry related licensures/certificates or does not actively prepare students for the licensure process
  • Approaches:
    The program includes industry related certification in program materials
  • Meets:
    The program actively prepares students for licensure exams and the students have the opportunity to earn industry related certification
  • N/A:
    No industry certification available

Evidence: Certificates/licenses or Program Materials

3.10. ADE Technical Assessment - Performance Measure 2S1
  • Falls Below:
    Significantly below state average for the program (10% below or more)
  • Approaches:
    Less than state average for the program
  • Meets:
    At or above state average for the program
  • Not Applicable:
    No ADE Technical Assessment available

Evidence: ADE Assessment Report or Performance Measure 2S1 Data

3.11. Additional notes for standard 3.0
3 items

4.0 Stakeholders

4.1. Advisory Council
  • Falls Below:
    No advisory council
  • Approaches:
    Program specific advisory council meets once a year and can document regular communication throughout the year
  • Meets:
    Program specific advisory council meets more than once a year and members are involved in the program (guest speakers, judges, phone contacts)

Evidence: Advisory Meeting Agendas or Advisory Minutes

4.2. Advisory council recommendations implemented
  • Falls Below:
    No evidence of advisory council member involvement
  • Approaches:
    Evidence of regular involvement and implementation of recommendations
  • Meets:
    Evidence of incorporation of advisory council members in all aspects of program including CTSO, instruction and work-based learning. Recommendations are considered

Evidence: Meeting Minutes

4.3. Additional notes for standard 4.0.
3 items

5.0 Professional Development

5.1. Industry Updates
  • Falls Below:
    No participation or industry externship was completed more than 5 years ago
  • Approaches:
    Teacher completes an industry externship at least once every 5 years
  • Meets:
    Teacher completes an industry externship at least once every 5 years and incorporates new knowledge and skills

Evidence: Recent industry experience

5.2. Professional growth and involvement in PD
  • Falls Below:
    No documented plan for professional growth
  • Approaches:
    Plan in place with little evidence of self assessment, execution and reflection
  • Meets:
    Self assessment, execution, reflection and demonstrable progress are clearly evident

Evidence: Recertification Hours or PD Plan

5.3. Additional notes for standard
Finish, 6 items

6.0 CTSO

6.1. Program of Work includes activities in student development, chapter development and community development
  • Falls Below:
    No Program of Work exists
  • Approaches:
    Program of Work includes at least one activity for each subcategory
  • Meets:
    Program of Work includes at least two activities for each subcategory

Evidence: Program of Work

6.2. Program of Work includes chapter activities
  • Falls Below:
    Few students participate on a regular basis
  • Approaches:
    Some students participate in at least one chapter activity
  • Meets:
    Most students participate in two or more chapter activities

Evidence: Program of Work

6.3. Program of Work includes ABOVE chapter level activities
  • Falls Below:
    Few chapter members participate in leadership or competitive events above the chapter level in one year
  • Approaches:
    Some chapter members participate in leadership or competitive events above the chapter level
  • Meets:
    Most chapter members participate in official leadership and/or competitive events above the chapter level

Evidence: Program of Work

6.4. Officer Training
  • Falls Below:
    No officer training or leadership development is held
  • Meets:
    An annual officer training program is held that addresses advanced skills related to the effective management of a chapter, officer duties and Program of Work

Evidence: Officer Training Agenda, Sign-in Sheet, Registration Form, or Completion Certificate

6.5. Awards/Recognition Function
  • Falls Below:
    No annual award/recognition function is held
  • Approaches:
    Chapter conducts an annual award recognition program for students and stakeholders
  • Meets:
    Chapter conducts an annual award recognition outside of the school day for all stakeholders, students and parents

Evidence: Agenda/Program

6.6. Additional notes for standard 6.0

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