I am just wondering if any state is allowing CASE courses to be counted as Science Credit?
In South Dakota, CTE courses (including CASE) have to go through a Core Content Application process, which is reviewed by SD Department of Education staff and the SD Board of Regents. Currently, the CTE courses that have completed the process are considered Science Electives and could not replace a Biology course. The application involves crosswalking the CASE standards (or CTE standards) to the SD Science standards, asks for a curriculum plan for each standard which is the "How" a student learns through activities, etc. "What" the student should learn is already identified in the standard. The last piece of the application is how each standard will be assessed. We are working toward having all the CASE courses set up to give schools the option of offering a CASE course for either a Science Elective or a CTE credit.
Nora Kohlenberg - Thru that process would SD be able to offer say - CASE courses that could supplant the biology requirement? Or would they always be regulated to an Elective status?
Great information - thank you for sharing. I am working on this at my school and Iowa in general. The elective status seems easy enough to crosswalk with the way CASE units are set up; but I would love to see a kid be able to take a CASE Ag course instead of ... say ... Biology. JMO
I know that Tim Ray and folks in Oregon get college credit (University credit) thru the CC system; but I don't know about HS science credit.
I'm also curious how the Biotechnology class goes after I take that CI this summer.
Greetings to each of you,
I have posted a similar question as your above, just today on COP. Can any of you provide some additional information now two years later from your original post?
Thank you for your help.
Best Agricultural Regards,
Johnny D. Viebrock
In Louisiana, we are still fighting for it to be counted as a science credit. This is the first time in awhile that there is a genuine push though that may be able to create a CASE Pathway in the state and get some of the courses counted as a science credit. Kevin Moreau is pushing the charge this time around in Louisiana. He is on here if you would like to find him and message him your questions.
I now offer CASE Biotechnology as a biology credit. First year for that. With hope, the sequencing will work out better. (Biology is year 2 for kids and Biotech is Year 3 or 4 for mine)
My science director (new last year) did the cross walk with the case standards alignment. He was very happy and impressed with all we do. now if we can just get a few more kids to take Agriculture courses.
Here in Texas we can count it as an Advanced Animal Science credit that will count as our students 4th Science credit. Dr. Ulmer @ TTU worked very diligently in cross walking the CASE standards to the Advanced Animal Science standards and presented it to our state CTE director. It took a while, but it has been beneficial to us in Texas. He can probably provide you with a whole lot more information that I can. I just usually had to answer some quick questions that he had over the details of some of the lessons. Contact him and I know he will be more than happy to talk with or assist you in anyway that he can.
Here's his contact info:
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