NCPQ Standards and Indicators

The following is the list of standards and indicators developed by the National Task Force of the National Consortium for Product Quality (NCPQ). These standards guide the NCPQ Curriculum Review process. The Standard statements are broad, qualitative ideals of what is valued in instructional products. The indicators, which appear in question form, represent essential attributes which support the standards, and can assist the user's efforts to evaluate materials in an objective or measurable manner.

Content Standard

School-to-Work curricula must focus on the integration of academic foundations into career development, life skills, and occupational competencies.

Instructional Standard

School-to-Work curricula, through active and applied learning experiences in school, community, and work-based settings, must enable students to acquire problem-solving, communication, and reasoning strategies.

Student Assessment Standard

Assessments within School-to-Work curricula must be student-focused in measuring attitudes, knowledge, and skills, as well as their application to problem solving within the classroom and workplace environment.

Equity and Diversity Standard

School-to-Work curricula must reflect content which portrays and celebrates the active participation of all individuals in the nation's workforce, communities, and educational institutions.

Table of Contents | Next Article | Previous Article