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Evaluation of the Texas High School Project (Website)

Rating: 3.5/5 (11 votes cast)

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The newly published 2011 Texas High School Project evaluation examines various college-going initiatives, such as Early College High Schools; Texas Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Academies and High School Redesign and Restructuring. The report finds that it is easier to establish a rigorous academic environment and a college-going culture in a new start-up setting than it is to change the environment and culture at an existing comprehensive high school. That finding and many more are found in the full report and an executive summary of the evaluation.
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Texas College and Career Readiness Program (Website)

Rating: 2.8/5 (10 votes cast)

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The College and Career Readiness program (CCRS) is developing and implementing educational standards that reflect what high school graduates must know in order to be successful in higher education and the world beyond.
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Texas High Schools That Work (Website)

Rating: 2.9/5 (11 votes cast)

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High Schools That Work (HSTW) is an effort-based school improvement initiative founded on the conviction that most students can master rigorous academic and career/technical studies if school leaders and teachers create an environment that motivates students to make the effort to succeed.

HSTW is the nation’s first large-scale effort to engage state, district and school leaders in partnerships with teachers, students, parents and the community to raise student achievement in high school and middle school grades. HSTW seeks to advance the mathematics, science, communications, problem-solving and technical achievement of students by providing a framework of goals, key practices and key conditions for accelerating learning and setting higher standards. In creating this environment, more students will recognize that high school matters to their future and more students will become independent learners able to set future educational and career goals and choose courses to take to achieve those goals.

High Schools That Work is based on the belief that everyone in the education hierarchy must work together to align policies, resources, initiatives and accountability efforts to support schools in adopting and implementing comprehensive school-improvement designs.
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Texas Education Agency (by: Texas High Schools That Work)
Career and Technical Special Populations Training and Resource Education Center (CTSP Center) (Website)

Rating: 3.0/5 (2 votes cast)

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Are you a career and technical education teacher who works with special populations? Do you have questions about how best to implement best-practices with special education students?

If so, the Career and Technical Special Populations Training and Resource Education Center (CTSP Center) is a valuable resource for you.

We provide materials and resources on a variety of special needs and CTE-related topics. Browse our site for self-paced online modules, newsletters, videos, external resources, and more!

Note: Our resources are available for check out only to users in Texas.


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Texas Education Agency (by: Career and Technical Special Populations Training and Resource Education Center (CTSP Center))
Alleviate the Agony of Assessments: Tips, Test Banks and Online Rubrics (Interactive Training Module)

Rating: 5.0/5 (1 vote cast)

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Assessing students’ work can be difficult and time consuming. The Curriculum Center for Family and Consumer Sciences worked with experienced teachers to develop rubrics and written test items to help with assessment. Hear tips from a panel involved in assessment development. Information applies to all content areas. Assessments have an impact on the overall quality of student’s learning and the instructor’s teaching. It can be used as a grading device, and more importantly, a good teaching technique.
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Texas Education Agency (by: Arlene Spearman, Patti Rambo, Dr. Paula Tripp)