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Segment Department Alignment Articulation Pathway
GUHSD C & I Coordinating curriculum (what is being taught) so that there exists a seamless link from high school to college… could also include assessment to some degree. Coordinated high school courses that could serve as “pre-requisites” for entering into various levels of college courses.   It could also include high school courses that could earn students college credit upon successful completion in high school A sequence of courses that are part of a thematic learning experience for students.  Examples could include Health, Manufacturing, Business, Arts/Communication/Media, Technology, etc..
GCCCD CTE Courses or programs are aligned so that when completing one course it aligns with the content of a similar course at another institution or program Credit is awarded in one course based on work done in another course (e.g., student takes a HS design class that is articulated to a college class and the student receives college credit when enrolling) Similar to alignment but not necessarily course specific – guiding a student toward one or more possible outcomes
GUHSD CTE Course having curriculum alignment, i.e. agreed upon exit and entrance competencies from one level to the next. Articulation agreements offering credit meaning a formal agreement granting credit as you describe  (meaning that if a student takes a course in one segment it is used for credit in the next segment or something else) A sequence of courses, 300+ hours which is the standard CTE and Perkins definition of a pathway.
GCCCD English Courses that are horizontally aligned may be similar courses, but they are not the same course (see articulated – below). For example, we might say that English 110 is aligned with the ERWC course in that they have similar outcomes. Math has done a lot of alignment work to ease transitions. We often talk about vertical alignment, wherein one course (ERWC) vertically aligns with the transfer level English Course. We did LOTS of vertical alignment work in ECAP. In the context of courses, “Articulated Courses” are those courses where the expectations and outcomes are stated clearly so that to two institutions, they are the same course.  A pathway is the means by which, in this case, a student gets to an endpoint (graduation or certificate).
GUHSD ESL The connection between learning objectives, learning activities and assessment. An aligned course means that your learning objectives, activities and assessments match up so students learn what you intend and you accurately assess what students are learning. The process by which one institution matches its courses or requirements to course work completed at another institution. It is the process of comparing the content of courses that are transferred Programs of high school study that connect learning in the classroom with real-world applications outside of school. They integrate rigorous academic instruction with career-technical curriculum and field-based learning—all set in the context of one of California’s major industry sectors
GCCCD Math The extent to which curriculum/assessments are in agreement or matching between  courses (e.g., to say that 2 courses are aligned between the colleges in our 2 districts mean that the content covered in those courses are the same). An agreement between institutions to ensure that students receive credit for a course taken at that institution.  This ensures fluency of curriculum between schools (e.g., a student who completes Calc I at Grossmont will receive credit for this class when they transfer to SDSU or UCSD and be able to take Calc II at that transfer institution). An alternate sequence of classes that a student can take to prepare for success in a college-level course.  This is often aimed to accelerate a student’s progress from a developmental course to a a college-level course.  Two examples used in math are Quantway and Statway.
GUHSD Science Making sure that the courses taught at high school prepare students for college work by equipping them with specific skill sets. High schools can better prepare students for college by knowing what skills students will need in college. A set criteria that a high school student would need to fulfill in order earn college credit by matching a similar college course. Being proficient in certain high school courses would earn a student college credit. A high school program that include specific courses that students take in order to prepare for certain college and career paths. The transportation pathway would include core high school classes (like science, English, math and social science) that have some assignments that have a transportation theme as well as specific transportation courses such as auto.