Barriers to Postsecondary Career Technical Education in Correctional Education: Removing Educational Assessment Scores as Entrance Criteria

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Entrance conditions for Career Technical Education programs connected to correctional education can create insurmountable barriers for justice-involved learners to access these valuable programs. This white paper provides recommendations to overcome barriers created by Educational Assessment (EA) scores from the Texas Adult Basic Education (TABE) test that impede access to postsecondary correctional education workforce programs at Trinity Valley Community College (TVCC) in Texas for justice-involved learners.

This research was produced by Richard Crosby, alumni of the inaugural cohort of The Postsecondary State Career Technical Education Leaders Fellowship at Advance CTE - Sponsored by ECMC Foundation and conducted as part of a real-world capstone project.

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July 2023
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