Curriculum and School Improvement


Advanced Career

A new approach to career and technical education that combines college-readiness academics with hands-on, project-based assignments focused on modern careers. Advanced Career helps prepare students for as many options as possible after high school: a high-value job, college, community college or technical school.

Oklahoma’s participation in AC Programs 2017-18:

  • Innovations in Science and Technology: 1 school
  • Integrated Production Technologies: 1 school
  • Teachers trained: 2

Readiness Courses:
Math Ready and Literacy Ready

Courses specifically designed to help underprepared students succeed in the next phase of education. 

Ready for college

Courses to teach young adults the reading, writing and math skills they must have to succeed in college. Taught in an engaging way that leads students to learn and think independently, read for information and solve problems.

Over 150 teachers have been trained in Math Ready, and over 60 high schools are implementing the courses in 2017-18. >

High Schools That Work

The nation’s largest school improvement program. HSTW strategies transform high schools into places where all students master complex academic and technical concepts. More than 1,150 schools in 30 states use the framework, its six design features and nine key practices, to raise student achievement and graduation rates.

HSTW State Network

Member states select schools to receive services. The fee for state membership in the consortium covers several services and visits.

Oklahoma is a member of the High Schools That Work state network, with 26 active schools in 2016-17.

HSTW Board Member: Marcie Mack, State Director, Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology Education

HSTW State Coordinator: Twila Green, HSTW/MMGW State Coordinator, Oklahoma Department of Career-Technical Education >

Technology Centers That Work

Helps shared-time centers produce high-demand, high-wage graduates. SREB provides staff development, technical assistance, publications and assessment services. The network includes 218 sites in 16 states.

Active centers in Oklahoma in 2017-18: 16 >