Assembly Bill 2648 (Bass) requires the State Superintendent of Public Instruction to develop, in conjunction with specified stakeholders, a report that explores the feasibility of expanding the multiple pathways approach in California.
The Multiple Pathways Approach
It is important that pathways be designed to ensure that all pathway students have curriculum choices that will prepare them with the knowledge and skills necessary for:
- Successful career entry immediately after high school
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- Successful participation and completion of education after high school, including, for example, two- and four-year colleges and universities, apprenticeship programs, formal employment training, and other postsecondary options
Core Components of Each Pathway
Each pathway requires, at a minimum, the following four components:
- An integrated core curriculum that:
- Provides access to a challenging academic component that prepares students for success in California’s colleges and universities, including apprenticeships and other postsecondary programs
- Is delivered through problem- and project-based learning and other engaging instructional strategies
- Intentionally brings real-world context and relevance to instruction, using methodologies that emphasize broad themes, interest areas, and career technical education
- An integrated career technical core curriculum, including a sequence of at least four, yearlong
related courses that:
- Contains CTE standards-based courses
- Provides students with career management skills
- Is aligned with and underscores core academic principles and standards
- A series of work-based-learning opportunities that begin with mentoring and job shadowing and evolve into intensive internships, school-based enterprises, or electronically assisted mentorships.
- Student support services, including supplemental instruction in reading and mathematics, to help students master the advanced academic and career technical content necessary for success in postsecondary education and careers, counseling, and other services.
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Executive Summary Final
Multiple Pathways to Student Success: Envisioning the New California High School (PDF; 4.09MB; 223pp.)