- A new study shows that Florida high school students taking at least one technology course and industry certification exam had above-average attendance rates and GPAs when compared to students who didn't take a career and technical education (CTE) course.
- Researchers infer that the results of the study--"Student Performance in Career and Technical Education," conducted by Grunwald Associates and Adobe--show that students taking such classes that prepare them with real-world skills may be more engaged.
- CTE has been a focus in Florida since state legislators passed the Career and Professional Education Act in 2007 to better prepare students for college and careers.
From the article:
High school students in Florida who took at least one technology course and industry certification exam had higher attendance rates and GPAs, on average, than students with similar backgrounds who did not take such a course, a new study finds. Just what this means is unclear, but the researchers who conducted the study surmise that students who take technology classes preparing them with real-world skills might be more engaged in school. ...