CTE Programs in Magnet High Schools: Bridging Researcher and District Perspectives

CTE Programs in Magnet High Schools: Bridging Researcher and District Perspectives

May 2013

This presentation, made at AERA 2013, addressed differing perspectives on high schools participating in a rigorous longitudinal study of a large urban district's implementation of CTE programs of study (POS)-- one from research, the other from the district's school rating system. The study sample consisted of students in three wall-to-wall career academy high schools and the students who applied to be in them but were not selected by the district lottery. The presentation described study outcomes, which differed from the results of a new school rating system, which were described by the district's CTE director. Both presenters discussed the implications for researchers studying large urban districts and for district personnel considering participating in research studies.

Castellano, M., Sundell, K., Hall, S., & Overman, L. (2013, April). CTE programs in magnet high schools: Bridging researcher and district perspectives. Presentation made at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, San Francisco, CA.