The CTE Departmental philosophy is to help students meet their fullest potential as productive citizens by providing an environment that is safe, supports risk-taking, and invites a sharing of ideas. CTE reinforces and complements other curricula and develops conceptual understandings through experiential learning.

The role of the teacher is to guide, provide access to information, and allow the student to search for answers and the opportunity to discover for themselves using real life situations.


Student progress in CTE must be monitored on a regular basis using a variety of assessment methods.  Assessment is most effective when it is part of the instructional process and also when it is employed at the end of the learning cycle.  Performance based assessments complement traditional paper-pencil tests to provide formative and summative information about a student’s progress. Students need to demonstrate their understanding of concepts and their ability to apply them.



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