Share Paper: Assessing Alignment between High School IT Courses and State IT Curriculum Frameworks

  1. Marcia Mardis, Florida State University, United States
  2. Faye Jones, Florida State University, United States
Thursday, June 28 11:15-11:45 AM De Wallen

Abstract: High school technology education can expand science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) participation when students become aware of potential STEM careers and connect these career decisions to their educational decisions. To understand how students can navigate technology education experiences as career pathways from high school to two- and four-year colleges and universities, researchers analyzed syllabi to assess how necessary technology knowledge and skill sets have been developed and implemented into current high school technology education courses in North Florida, USA. Two questions guided this investigation: 1) What are the technology course learning outcomes and content coverage in selected high schools; ...