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9.4 Career and Technical Education
ContentArea 21st-Century Life and Careers
Standard 9.4 Career and Technical EducationAll students who complete a career and technical education program will acquire academic and technical skills for careers in emerging and established professions that lead to technical skill proficiency, credentials, certificates, licenses, and/or degrees. (For descriptions of the 16 career clusters, see the Career Clusters Table.)
Strand O. Science, Technology, Engineering, & Mathematics Career Cluster
Pathway (2) Science & Mathematics
By the end of grade Content Statement CPI# Cumulative Progress Indicator (CPI)
Academic Foundations: Academic concepts lay the foundation for the full range of career and postsecondary education opportunities within the career cluster.
9.4.12.O.(2).1 Develop an understanding of how science and mathematics function to provide results, answers, and algorithms for engineering activities to solve problems and issues in the real world.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
9.4.12.O.(2).2 Apply science and mathematics when developing plans, processes, and projects to find solutions to real world problems.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
9.4.12.O.(2).3 Assess the impact that science and mathematics have on society when used to develop projects or products.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
Problem-Solving and Critical Thinking: Critical and creative thinking strategies facilitate innovation and problem-solving independently and in teams.
9.4.12.O.(2).4 Use scientific and mathematical problem-solving skills and abilities to develop realistic solutions to assigned projects, and illustrate how science and mathematics impact problem-solving in modern society.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
9.4.12.O.(2).5 Demonstrate critical thinking abilities and skills needed to review information, to explain statistical analyses, and to translate, interpret, and summarize research and statistical data collected and analyzed as the result of an investigation.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
Technical Skills: Technical knowledge and skills play a role in all careers within the cluster and pathway.
9.4.12.O.(2).6 Demonstrate the knowledge and technical skills needed to obtain and succeed in a chosen scientific and mathematical field.