Course competency checklists, which are aligned to industry standards, have been created for every Career and Technical Education (CTE) course in Tennessee. Existing course competency checklists in each CTE program of study have been modified to include four levels of performance at the end of each competency. One common Rubric has been developed to assist teachers in rating students on each competency in all CTE courses. The CTE Competency Attainment Rubric is grounded in the work of Webb’s Depth of Knowledge (DOK) to assist teachers in determining a student’s level of proficiency based on student work and the complexity of assignments given.
The Tennessee CTE Competency Attainment Rubric will serve the following purposes:
As teachers rate students on each individual competency, they will refer to the holistic Rubric. The four performance level descriptors are: Advanced, Proficient, Basic, and Below Basic. The descriptors will help teachers understand what a proficient CTE student should know and be able to do. The descriptors are based on career and postsecondary readiness standards. The CTE Rubric will assist local education agencies to meet final agreed upon local and state established CTE benchmarks.
Training will be provided to program area consultants, field service representatives, CTE directors, and CTE teachers on how to report and use new data results generated in 2010-2011. When this Rubric is placed in the hands of teachers, the goal is for them to respond by saying, “I wish I had this Rubric last year because the competency checklist makes more sense and is more meaningful with the Rubric.”
CTE Rubric Wikispace (Log onto eTIGER and select "View CTE Courses" to find competency profiles)
Better Lessons - Better Results!
Looking at Student Work!
CTE Preconference Handouts - July 11, 2011