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March 28, 2013
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  • National assessments to test students in technology, engineering
    The National Center for Education Statistics is expected to finish a pilot exam this month that would assess the technology- and engineering-literacy skills of eighth-grade students. A final version of the exam is expected to be administered nationally in 2014. "What we're talking about here is trying to put the 'T-E in STEM," said NCES Commissioner Sean P. "Jack" Buckley. "We've been assessing the [science and math] for some time, but it's been much harder to figure out the framework for an actual, practical, functional field assessment for technology and engineering components." Education Week (premium article access compliments of EdWeek.org) (3/27) Email this Story
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  • Last week for VISION session proposals!
    The CareerTech VISION 2013 call for presentations is now open! Take advantage of this exclusive opportunity to submit to present at the premier annual event for career and technical educators. Please read these instructions, check out the walkthrough ... and submit today!
  • Upcoming webinars
    Don't miss this quick and easy solution to professional development! ACTE webinars are free to all members. As part of our spring series, The CTE Educator as Advocate, join ACTE's Steve DeWitt and Timm Boettcher from the Industry Workforce Needs Council on April 11 to learn about business and industry partnerships; follow that up on May 9 for a look at fundraising for your CTE program. And join our new series on leadership, presented by the U.S. Army -- the first two installments of this series are coming on April 23 and May 28. Learn more and register today!
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