NCPQVE Standards and Indicators

The following is a comprehensive list of the standards and indicators agreed upon by the National Task Force of the National Consortium for Product Quality in Vocational Education. These standards guide the curriculum review process, detailed in Sample Product Profile.

Content Standard

The content of vocational education curricula focuses on the integration of academic foundations into career development, life skills, and occupational competencies.

Instructional Standard

Includes problem solving, communication, and reasoning strategies of all students presented through applied experiences within classroom and community environments.

Student Assessment Standard

Assessments that are student-focused in the measurement of attitudes, knowledge, and skills, as well as their application to problem solving within the classroom and workplace environment.

Equity/Diversity Standard

To insure that the instructional material reflects equity and diversity as a behavior (rather than an issue) that is incorporated throughout the material.

Technical and Format Standard

This standard includes physical, format, and design considerations of submitted instructional and curriculum products.

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