Career Standards and Assessment Services (CSAS) Menu

The following sub-menu can be used to navigate within the CSAS Team web pages.

Career and Technical Education (CTE) Table of Contents

Business/Industry Partnerships

This webpage gives information about Advisory Committees, including a link to the “Advisory Committee Handbook”; information on the Kansas Advisory Committee for Career & Technical Education (KACCTE); and links to CTE Wage & Employment Data for all 16 Career Clusters.

Career and Technical Student Organizations CTSO’s:

This webpage contains information about the eight KSDE supported CTSO’s in Kansas with links to the individual webpage for each.

Career Cluster Guidance Handbook

The Career Cluster Guidance Handbook contains Course Design Sheets for all Kansas Career Cluster Pathways, the Kansas Career Clusters & Pathways Chart, the Pathway C.I.P. Codes, the chart of Pathway Crossover Courses, Kansas Career Clusters Terminology, and information on creating Program Improvement Plans with SMART Goals.


Carl D. Perkins

This webpage provides information on Perkins grants, monitoring and resources.


CTE Achievements and Recognition

Kansas has many outstanding career and technical education students and teachers. This webpage will recognize those who earned such status including the KS CTE Scholar and the Presidential CTE Scholar. 


CTE Assessments/Skill Validation:

This webpage provides information about End of Pathway Assessments (such as cPass, AAFCS Pre-PAC, National Health Science Assessment, etc.) and a link to a list of sample industry-recognized Assessments, Certifications, and Credentials (K-PAC)


CTE Fact Sheets and Resources

This webpage provides access to KSDE fact sheets, policies and guidelines for secondary Career and Technical Education in Kansas. The fact sheet documents give a brief overview of facts related to such topics as Pathway Changes, CTE Funding, Personal Finance Literacy, and Professional Learning Experience.


KSDE CTE Consultant Contact Information

A listing the contact information for all KSDE CTE Consultants.



This webpage contains links to all documents, User's Guides, PowerPoint Presentations and Forms necessary for completing new and/or maintenance Pathway applications, including information on Writing Pathway Improvement Plans utilizing SMART Goals.

Postsecondary Partnerships

This webpage contains information about, and links to all of the current Statewide Articulation Agreements, as well as, a link to the “Creating an Articulation Agreement” Guidance Document.

Work-Based Learning

This webpage contains information and links to documents that assist schools in designing professional leaning experiences for students enrolled in CTE Pathway courses.

Excel in CTE (Old SB155)

This webpage provides information on the Excel in CTE (Old SB155) legislation that allows for payment of college tuition in certain circumstances and incentive payments for students obtaining specific professional credentials, included are charts listing the specific credentials that qualify for the incentive dollars and access to the reporting system.

Career and Technical Education (CTE)

Natalie D. Clark
Assistant Director
(785) 296-4351

KSDE Secondary-Level CTE Contacts

Deputy Commissioner:
Division of Learning Services

Dr. Ben Proctor
(785) 296-2303

Career, Standards and Assessment

Beth Fultz
(785) 296-3142

Assistant Director: 
Career and Technical Education (CTE)

Natalie D. Clark
(785) 296-4351

Assistant Director: 
Curricular Standards

Dr. David Fernkopf
(785) 296-8447

Assistant Director: 

Julie Ewing
(785) 296-2325

Assistant Director: 
Kansas Volunteer Commission

Dr. Jessica Dorsey
(785) 296-3163

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