Oregon Department of Education

Common Core State Standards - CTE

The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) have been adopted by over 45 states. As Oregon designs an implementation plan for these standards, Career and Technical Education (CTE) needs to be involved. Both CTE and CCSS have the goal of college and career readiness. CTE is intrinsically tied with the CCSS and can provide the context for the learning described in the CCSS.


CCSS and CTE: Bridging the Divide between College and Career Readiness
This paper from Achieve outlines a set of eight strategies state and district leaders can leverage to ensure the implementation of Common Core State Standards engages, informs, and benefits from the career and technical education (CTE) community, a critical partner in the broader college- and career-ready agenda.

CTE Initiatives and Partnerships
Partnerships, activities, and grant opportunities that reflect the work and spirit of helping students achieve success through career and technical education.


Understanding and implementing CCSS Math in CTE


Understanding and implementing CCSS for Literacy in CTE


Preparing students with the problem solving skills necessary for the Smarter Balanced assessment
CCSS Math Resources
Math CCSS standards and resources
CCSS Literacy Resources
Literacy CCSS standards and resources
Smarter Balanced Consortium
Understanding the content specifications and common assessments.
Crosswalk Between Math CCSS and The National CTE Career Clusters
(Adapted by ODE from work done at the Colorado Community College System)
Crosswalk CCSS Literacy, CRLS, and Oregon's Literacy Framework
This visual of the connections between these standards can help build awareness and inform implementation.
Classroom performance tasks
See some sample instructional tasks developed by CTE teachers. These tasks demonstrate how high school mathematics expectations can be applied using CTE content.

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  • Tom Thompson Email    (503) 947-5790
    Secondary/Post-Secondary Transitions - Ed. Specialist, Industrial & Engineering Systems
  • Art Witkowski Email    (503) 947-5834
    Secondary/Post-Secondary Transitions - Education Program Specialist