Career Standards and Assessment Services (CSAS) Menu

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

CTE Table of Contents


16 Career Clusters:

Links to the 16 cluster webpages that contain cluster specific information, including links to the Course Competency Profiles and Employment Outlook Information.


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 & 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.

Cluster Handbook FY 2020-2021
Cluster Handbook FY 2021-2022
Cluster Handbook FY 2022-2023
Cluster Handbook FY 2023-2024


Carl D. Perkins:

This webpage provides links to information on Perkins Grants, Perkins Reserve Funds, Perkins Monitoring, Non-traditional Pathways, and Perkins Video Presentations.


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 document 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.

Assistant Director
Career and Technical Education

Natalie D. Clark
(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

Natalie Clark
(785) 296-4351                         

Assistant Director
Curricular Standards
Dr. David Fernkopf
(785) 296-8447

Assistant Director
Beth Fultz
(785) 296-2325

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