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 3.5 EVALUATION OF STUDENT PROGRESS

 
 

 Purpose

 

P1. To provide students with periodic feedback and assessments of progress in achieving their personal career development goals.

P2. To guide and support students in achievement of his/her My Pathway to Achieving Career Excellence (MyPACE) Career Plans.

P3. To collaborate with students in setting or revising their short-term, mid-term and long-term goals that will lead to achievement of career goals.

P4. To motivate and encourage progress and achievement.​

 

 Requirements

 

R1. Frequency

Centers must:

a. Ensure that each student participates in ongoing evaluations, with appropriate staff, at least every 60 days.

b. Arrange for each student’s interdepartmental Career Management Team (CMT) to conduct a formal evaluation prior to the student’s entry into the Career Development Period (CDP) and the Career Transition Period (CTP), at a minimum.

c. Conduct special evaluations, as needed, at any time during a student’s enrollment.

R2. Content of Evaluations

Centers must:

a. Assess each student’s progress in all major career development areas: academics, career technical training, industry certification attainment, work-based learning, career pathway preparation, social development, and recreation.

b. Evaluate student performance on all eight Career Success Standards as well as any additional expectations the center wishes to evaluate. Evaluations must be calculated as follows:

Score Performance Levels

1–2 Needs Improvement

3–4 Meets Standard

5 Excels

c. Provide each student with a schedule of individualized projects and activities to assist him or her in meeting the Career Success Standards in which a “Needs Improvement” rating is received.

d. Collaborate with students as part of each evaluation in setting, affirming, and/or revising short-, mid- and long-term personal, training, and career goals using the student's MyPACE Career Plan and Pathway Achievement Record (PAR):

1. Review the student’s mid-term career (placement) goal, PAR, and supporting documentation of completed tasks. 

2. Confirm the student’s career pathway remains appropriate (Review Exhibit 2-2 Placement Prerequisite Guidelines to Career Pathway Entry​). 

3. If the student requests a change in their mid-term pathway goal, the center must take the following action steps:

(a) Student must submit a justification statement for mid-term career pathway change.

(b) Interdepartmental CMT must review and agree with career pathway change; assist student in revising MyPACE Career Plan, and assign new PAR.

(c) Center Director or designated senior manager must approve the revised MyPACE Career Plan and assignment of new PAR.

4. At a minimum, update the student’s MyPACE Career Plan and PAR as a result of each evaluation, to reflect accomplishments and goal revisions. 

e. Ensure students are evaluated by career development staff who are in and have direct contact with the students, such as counselors, instructors, residential advisors/residential counselors, and work site supervisors. Require evaluators to discuss their evaluations with students privately and in person. 

f. Provide each student with an updated copy of his or her MyPACE Career Plan and PAR following each evaluation or whenever the plan or career pathway is changed, and upload revisions into the Center Information System (CIS) e-Folder.

R3. Reporting/Documentation/Recordkeeping

Centers must document evaluations in the Center Information System (CIS), including documentation of student progress on the MyPACE Career Plan and PAR tasks.

 

 Exhibits

 
  
Exhibit 2-2 Placement Pathway Prerequisites for Entry