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Teachers in Iowa high schools are expected to have students achieve the competencies identified by the State of Iowa Department of Education. The competencies for Iowa high school engineering-related classes were published in 1991. They were compiled as a result of Senate File 449. Industry leaders, as well as teachers, throughout the state of Iowa who were actively utilizing drafting skills in 1991 helped create the outcome competencies. Since that time, these competencies have not been reviewed or revised and may need updating. The demands of industry change so frequently it is possible these are no longer the appropriate competencies. It isn't known how well the students are achieving these competencies, whether some of them are outdated, or if there are new competencies that should be identified. The problem of this study was to determine what level of mastery Iowa high school industrial technology teachers expect their students to achieve for each of the existing competencies and whether teachers believe additional competencies need to be included in the State of Iowa Department of Education competencies in engineering-related classes.

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Master of Arts


Department of Industrial Technology

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M. Roger Betts


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