Rigorous Programs of Study (RPOS) Grant - Overview
Utah CTE will develop a rigorous health science program of study (CTE Pathways) national model that will help students successfully transition from secondary to postsecondary health science programs, leading to a rewarding and productive career.
Utah is one of six states awarded a four-year grant by The U.S. Department of Education to develop a model Rigorous Programs of Study (RPOS) for Career and Technical Education programs. A model RPOS incorporates ten framework elements that support the development and implementation of effective programs. It also evaluates the effect of student participation in rigorous career and technical education programs of study that:
- Link secondary and postsecondary education
- Combine academic and career and technical education in a structured sequence of courses
- Offer students the opportunity to earn postsecondary credits for courses taken in high school
- Lead to a postsecondary credential, certificate, or degree.
A model RPOS in Health Science Education will be developed by the Utah State Office of Education and participating secondary and postsecondary education partners. The Utah RPOS model will be disseminated nationally.
OTHER STATE GRANTEES
- Arizona – Education
- Kansas – STEM
- Maryland – Automotive Technology
- Montana – Construction
- Wisconsin – Manufacturing
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May 12, 2011