Site Visit Update: Rigorous Tests of Student Outcomes in POS: A Podcast with Marisa Castellano and Kirsten Sundell
Marisa Castellano and Kirsten Sundell, co-principal investigators of the Rigorous Tests of Student Outcomes in CTE Programs of Study project, are wrapping up the fourth and final year of data collection for their study of the effects of POS/career pathways on student academic and technical achievement. They recently conducted week-long site visits in "West" and "East" districts, where they observed classes and interviewed students at study and comparison schools. Study students are now 12th graders and will be graduating in May 2012.
Marisa and Kirsten talked to Catherine Imperatore at ACTE about some of the things they saw during this visit, which included the implementation of a NAF (National Academy Foundation) academy, how technology is being integrated in different POS schools and programs, and the study's next steps.