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Work-Based Learning programs offered in Utah's public education system must meet state program standards.

ASSURANCES CHECKLIST
Utah State Board of Education Rule R277-916-6 states, “Work-Based Learning (WBL) shall be integrated into all levels of the education delivery system and shall be coordinated within the cones of the district and between regions.”

For purposes of this document, the following definition will apply to Work-Based Learning programs:

Work-Based Learning is a coherent sequence of career awareness, exploration, job training and workplace experience activities that are coordinated with school-based learning activities.  There are Work-Based Learning activities appropriate for every grade level, K-12, to support students in developing career awareness, exploring career options, developing appropriate workplace skills and relating academic skills to real world applications.

This checklist is part of the annual Work-Based Learning Funding Application.  It serves a dual purpose of self-evaluation to determine program strengths and weaknesses and to provide information to the Utah State Office of Education in order to meet technical assistance needs.  This checklist will also be discussed when district/charter school and/or Utah State Office of Education staff make program approval monitoring visits to the schools.

Evaluation Scale
1 = Major improvement needed.  The program is required to prepare and submit a CTE Improvement Plan to address program deficiencies.
2 = Minor improvement needed.  Suggestions for program improvement will be made by the program specialist.
3 = Good   Comments will be made at the discretion of the program specialist.
4 = Superior   Commendations will be made at the discretion of the program specialist.


Commendations

 

 


Program Standard Summary Evaluation


PROGRAM QUALITY INDICATORS Rating
STANDARD 1  
The current local board has approved the Work-Based Learning program. The Board also supports the use of the USOE sponsored WBL Manual, endorsement criteria, coordinator standards document and partnership training agreements.  

Comments:
< Improvement item >

 

 
STANDARD 2  

All instructors are licensed and appropriately endorsed. This includes attendance at required trainings as well as summer conferences.

 

Comments:
< Improvement item >

 

 

STANDARD 3

 

 WBL interacts with parents, the community, and the school. A three–five year plan is in place with approval of the above groups. The WBL Coordinator attends cone meetings, school council meetings, community councils, etc. at least twice a year.

 

Comments:
< Improvement item >

 

 
STANDARD 4  
Needs assessments are conducted as needed.  

Comments:
< Improvement item >

 

 
STANDARD 5  

Skill grids are used with all students to evaluation activities, preparation and participation on sites.

  • The nondiscrimination clause in on all signed documents.       
  • Specific activities are identified for each level (Elementary, Junior/Middle School and High School.)
  • Internships align with CCR goals.
  • WBL Coordinators make at least one on-site visit during the semester after the initial site is set up for an internship.  A follow-up phone call, email or written evaluation is completed.
 

Comments:
< Improvement item >

 

 
STANDARD 6  
WBL programs integrate CTE Pathways; CTE Introduction coordination (meeting at each junior/middle school team twice a year); elementary career awareness (when possible); and secondary career exploration and preparation activities.  

Comments:
< Improvement item >

 

 
STANDARD 7  
WBL Programs are developed in coordination with IEP/SEP/SEOP/504 requirements.  All students meeting school requirements are accepted into the program.  

Comments:
< Improvement item >

 

 
STANDARD 8  
Insure that students of different gender, race, color, national origin and disabilities are given equal opportunity for participation in Work-Based Learning activities.  

Comments:
< Improvement item >

 

 
STANDARD 9  
Demonstrate coordination with employers and with other school/community development activities.  

Comments:
< Improvement item >

 

 
STANDARD 10  
Verify that state Work-Based Learning funds are supporting Work-Based Learning personnel, that state funds are matched by the local recipient of funds, and that sufficient budget for Work-Based Learning personnel facilities, materials, equipment and support staff is available.  (CTE Director)  

Comments:
< Improvement item >

 

 
STANDARD 11  
Work-Based Learning personnel complete state-sponsored Work-Based Learning coordinator basic training; participates in ongoing professional development activities including USOE Summer Conference; and appropriate professional associations.  

Comments:
< Improvement item >

 

 
STANDARD 12  
Work-Based Learning personnel to participate in state and district/charter school data collection and reporting.  

Comments:
< Improvement item >

 

 

Additional Information and/or Comments:

 

Updated January 14, 2013  


 

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FOR MORE INFORMATION:
sherry [dot] marchant [at] schools [dot] utah [dot] gov (Sherry Marchant), Specialist
Work-Based Learning
Phone: 801>538-7594
Fax: 801>538-7868

maggie [dot] bradshaw [at] schools [dot] utah [dot] gov (Maggie Bradshaw) , Support Staff
Work-Based Learning
Phone: 801>538-7941 




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