ILCTE Best Practice for Successfully Recruiting and Growing CTE Enrollment Survey
• 57 teachers indicated that there is no room in schedules for elective classes and many scheduling conflicts, including students needing to retake failed required classes. • 33 teachers indicated there are too many graduation and college prerequisite requirements. • 20 teachers indicated that AP and dual credit classes are a barrier for students interested in taking CTE classes. • 13 teachers indicated that guidance counselors do not know enough about what CTE classes have to offer for college preparation, • 10 teachers indicated students in their schools are not fully aware of all the class options. • 9 teachers indicated very few students graduate without taking at least 1 CTE class in their school. • 6 teachers indicated the competition from other elective classes are a barrier for students taking their CTE classes. • 6 teachers indicated the barrier for students taking their classes was due to the core classes being weighted for GPA and no weighted GPA for CTE classes. • 4 teachers indicated that parents not understanding the value of CTE classes and thinking their child can not take CTE classes if they plan to attend a 4- year college. • 3 teachers indicated they are not sure as to what the barriers are for students taking their CTE classes. • 2 teachers indicated needing new and more current equipment would attract students to their CTE classes. • 2 teachers indicated remote learning has been a barrier for students taking CTE classes this year. • 1 teacher shared in their high performing suburban school, they have students tell them that they cannot take their class because it will lower their GPA. If our highest performing students are taking mostly honors and AP classes, then my non-weighted course will lower their GPA. Yet, these same students want to study engineering in college and my course would be very beneficial to them take while in high school What are the barriers to effectively recruiting students into CTE classes? • 23 teachers indicated uninformed or misinformation given to/from parents, counselors and administration as a barrier for effectively recruiting students into CTE classes.
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