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Safeland USA: A federally recognized oilfield safety program.

Safety and Health Training for Government Entities: Training delivered to government enti­ties in compliance with the Oklahoma Occupa­tional Health and Safety Standards Act designed to reduce workplace accidents and injuries.

Safety and Health Training for Industry: Train­ing delivered to private industry or organizations in compliance with the Oklahoma Occupational Health and Safety Standards Act designed to re­duce workplace accidents and injuries.

Salary and Teaching Schedule: A document that is a part of the contract for ongoing career and technology education programs. Comprehensive school districts must complete and return the sal­ary and teaching schedule for each CTE teacher in the district.

Sales and Marketing Executives International Inc.: A non-profit professional association for sales and marketing professionals and entre­preneurs.

Scholastic Aptitude Test: An examination to predict the facility with which an individual will progress in learning college-level coursework.

School-Based Enterprise: An enterprise, such as a school store, that provides a laboratory for students to practice academic and related career skills. The enterprise is aligned with the objectives and purpose of the program.

Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Division: Course offerings that provide leadership to STEM educators across the state and support programs provided in comprehensive schools and technology centers.

Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Programs: Provides hands-on and problem-based curriculum that allows students to explore opportunities in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, including pre-engineering, biomedical technology, biotechnology, technology engineering and Gateway To Technology.

Seamless Education: An alignment of educational opportunities to enable students to transition from one level of education to another without loss of time, credit or repetition.

Secondary CareerTech Student: A student in grade 12 or below who is enrolled in a CareerTech offering at a comprehensive school or at a technology center with the intent of completing the required objectives or coursework.

Section 504 of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990: Regulations of the Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board that identify and help provide facility and transportation accommodations for individuals with disabilities not eligible for special education resources.

Section 508 of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990: A section requiring that federal agencies' electronic and information technology be accessible to people with disabilities. IT Accessibility & Workforce Division, in the U.S. General Services Administration's Office of Government-wide Policy, has been charged with the task of educating Federal employees and building the infrastructure necessary to support Section 508 implementation. (

Self-Paced Instruction: An educational delivery system that allows students to progress at their own rates.

Sending School: Feeder School.

Service Center: A division of the ODCTE that provides information and technical assistance on inventory and inventory control, conducts equipment audits, tags new and transferred equip­ment and oversees the transfer of equipment titles to technology centers and comprehensive high schools.

Service Learning: A program in which students participate in meaningful, needed service that uses their academic and social skills and knowledge. Participants receive credit toward graduation.

Single Parent: An individual who is unmarried or legally separated from a spouse and has a minor child or children for which the parent has either custody or joint custody. Carl D. Perkins Vocational and Applied Technology Act of 1990, Section 521(30).

Skill Assessment: The process of measuring performance against a set of standards through examination, practical tests, performance observa­tion and/or the completion of portfolios of work and assignments.

Skill Credential: A state, national or industry-recognized license, certificate, credential or competency assessment.

Skill Set: An established group of competencies that leads to entry-level employment or advanced standing.

Skills Centers: State-owned correctional facilities, private prisons, state-operated juvenile detention centers and pri­vate juvenile group homes in which CareerTech offerings are provided.

Skills Centers Division: The division within the ODCTE responsible for operation of the Skills Centers School System, a state-run school that operates campuses inside adult and juvenile cor­rectional facilities in Oklahoma.

Skills Centers Program: An organized career spe­cific or non-career specific CTE training program provided to offenders in a correctional facility.

Skills Centers Student: An incarcerated adult or juvenile offender who is working to complete an individual career plan of study leading to successful unsubsidized employment.

Skills Standards: An industry-driven document that lists the skills, knowledge and abilities need­ed to perform an occupation successfully. Skills standards lists are used to identify or develop instructional materials and guide competency test development.

SkillsUSA: The CareerTech student organization serving high school and postsecondary students who are preparing for careers in technical, skilled and service occupations.

Small Business Development Services: The entity of the ODCTE that provides leader­ship and resources to technology centers to ensure the success of Oklahoma businesses. The resources include self-employment training, small busi­ness management, the Oklahoma Bid Assistance Network and the Oklahoma Electronic Commerce Connection.

Small Business Management: A function of Small Business Development Services that pro­vides support to the SBM programs in technology centers. The SBM programs offer a step-by-step process for creating and developing a successful business.

Society for Human Resource Management: An association of human resource professionals that serves the needs of HR professionals and advances the interests of the HR profession.

Soft Money: A term that refers to funds that are not a part of the general operating budget of an institution. The funds may be from government agencies or private foundations.

Special Populations: Individuals with disabili­ties; individuals from economically disadvantaged families (including foster children); individuals preparing for non-traditional fields; single par­ents, including single pregnant women; displaced homemakers; and individuals with limited English proficiency. Carl D. Perkins Act of 2006.

Standard: The level or rate of an outcome.

State Superintendent of Public Instruction: Also known as the Oklahoma state school superintendent. The chief executive officer for the Oklahoma State Department of Education and the chairman of the Oklahoma State Board of Education and Oklahoma State Board of Career and Technology Education. The state superintendent of public instruction is responsible for overseeing, implementing and reviewing the policies of Oklahoma's public school system.

Status Unknown Rate: A unit of measurement that represents the number of students for which follow-up information could not be provided di­vided by the total number of completers.

Status Unknown Student: A student for which follow-up information could not be provided.

Student: A person enrolled in a course offering.

Student Accounting System: The formal process for collecting and reporting data related to the statewide CTE system.

Student Follow-Up: The completion and place­ment data for students who were enrolled in des­ignated CTE offerings, collected by the ODCTE six months after the end of the previous fiscal year or six months after completion of a skills centers program.

Student Internship: Opportunities for students to practice their skills in work situations that are aligned to the students' career goals and the programs. See Internships.

Student Services: Services provided by technology centers to help secondary and postsecondary students achieve career development goals. Examples of services include career advisement, assessments, guidance and counseling services, testing and industry credentials or certifications.

Students Taking Action with Recognition: A National FCCLA competitive event.

Supervised Agricultural Experience: An agricultural education program component.

Supplemental Assessment: An assessment or certification that documents attainment of specific skills but does not assess occupational readiness as outlined in the skills standard. Supplemental tests are not suitable substitutes for ODCTE-developed competency tests.

Supplemental Services: Services that help edu­cational agencies implement auxiliary, ancillary and intervention programs and services to ensure special populations are provided full access to CareerTech education, recruitment, assessment, appropriate program placement, guidance and transition services. The services might include assessment, curriculum, equipment, classroom modification, supportive personnel and instructional aides and devices.

System Support: Refers to support services pro­vided to educational entities by the ODCTE such as research, staff development, program management and technical assistance.

Last Modified on May 06, 2022