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Curriculum Review: An NCPQVE Service

Have you developed a curriculum guide, or are you familiar with any you feel deserve national attention? The National Consortium is interested in reviewing and nationally disseminating information about high-quality curriculum for the field of vocational-technical education.

Specifically, we're seeking curriculum and instructional products, designed for elementary through post-secondary and adult programs, which reflect the following:

The Review Process

A two-stage review process will be used. Phase I, conducted by the National Consortium staff, includes a preliminary review of all products using the Standards and Indicators formulated by the National Task Force of the NCPQVE. For a comprehensive list of these Standards and Indicators, see NCPQVE Standards and Indicators.

Phase I

The Phase I Review will provide a general indication of the extent to which the curriculum or instructional product reflects the quality standards. A completed Phase I Review Feedback Form will be returned to the nominator for each product received. This feedback may be helpful in considering the curriculum for adoption, making revisions and enhancements, and guiding future curriculum development efforts designed to expand or supplement the initial curriculum.

Phase II

Materials and products receiving high scores on the Phase I review will be forwarded to the National Consortium's Panel of Reviewers. This Phase II review will consist of an in-depth assessment of the product by 3-5 experts selected because of their familiarity with both the content and instructional design of the product.

Products emerging from the Phase II review with high scores on the Standards and Indicators will be deemed a "Quality Instructional Resource." For those products, comprehensive Product Profiles will be prepared and disseminated nationally via the National Consortium newsletter, the NCRVE, VocServe Network, NNCVTE, and other outreach efforts. The Product Profiles will provide instructors, administrators, curriculum specialists, and teams with detailed information on the product and its content, instructional design features, format, availability, and cost.

Materials receiving Phase II reviews will be submitted to the Vocational Instructional Materials (VIMs) organizer to be considered for their national award.

The pool of Quality Instructional Resources will be developed slowly to ensure that the highest standards are maintained for curriculum efforts in new and emerging vocational education.

How to Submit Material

If you are interested in nominating or submitting curriculum or instructional products which you feel are worthy of national consideration, please contact us for the Submittal Application Form.

Contact Margaret Ellibee and Barbara Dougherty, Project co-directors
Center on Education and Work
1025 West Johnson Street
Madison, WI 53706

phone (800) 446-0399
fax (608) 262-3063

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