Curriculum documents for six courses developed using RBT were released in Summer 2008. See the Status of Curriculum Materials for a complete list of CTE curriculum materials and release dates.


The purpose of Career and Technical Education (CTE) Instructional Management is to provide schools with a computerized system that can be used to:

  • Disseminate essential standards in the form of blueprints for courses.
  • Provide instructional strategies to teach essential standards containing 21st century content.
  • Provide formative, benchmark, performance, and summative assessments.
  • Document student achievement and academic growth.
  • Provide accountability data.


CTE Instructional Management is a competency-based, computer-supported system that encompasses:

  • Instructional planning informed by data.
    • 21st century assessment of students using technology tools for delivery.
    • Aggregated and disaggregated reports by student, by class, by teacher, by school, by LEA and by state.
    • Involvement of business representatives, local administrators, and teachers.
    • Comprehensive, customized professional development for all CTE teachers.

Components provided by North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI)

  • Development of the Essential Standards with validation by business and industry

  • Course design and development
    • New course design and revision using the Revised Bloom's Taxonomy
    • Over 100 course blueprints containing 21st century content developed by teachers and reviewed by business and industry
    • Electronic classroom and secure test item banks and performance assessments aligned to essential standards for courses
    • Curriculum guides developed or adopted for use containing instructional activities and instructional support materials

  • Customized comprehensive professional development

  • Regional User Group assistance with implementation and use of related technology


North Carolina's CTE Instructional Management process has received recognition from the US Department of Education as a national instructional model in Career and Technical Education.


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North Carolina's instructional management systems utilizes Elements® software for planning instruction, assessing students, tracking student performance, documenting student achievement, and reporting on results for accountability.

Report from the Blue Ribbon Commission on Testing and Accountability
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Framework for Change: The Next Generation of Assessments and Accountability
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