TSTEM Blueprint Products:

Benchmark 1

1.  Annual Training 

2.  Mentor/Induction Program Plans 

3.  TSTEM Leadership Meetings and Agenda Notes 

Benchmark 2: Target Population

4. Written Admission Policy and Enrollment Application 

5.  Written Recruitment plan including a timeline of recruitment and enrollment events, and recruitment materials for distribution at feeder school and other appropriate locations in the community 

6.  Brochures and marketing in Spanish & English 

7.  Written Communication plan for targeting identified audiences, parents, community members, school board, higher education personnel, etc.

Benchmark 3: Strategic Alliances

8.  Advisory Board Meeting agenda and Minutes with Action Items and decision logs 

 9.  Final, signed, and executed MOU with IHE 

10.  Final Signed, and executed MOU with Business/industry partners 

Benchmark 4: Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment

11.  A list of strategic partners with each member’s organization, title and role in providing WBL for students by grade level. 

12.  Four-Year Crosswalk 

13.  Master Schedule

14.  Curriculum Alignment Documents

15.  Testing Calendar and schedule for TSI, ACT, and SAT


Benchmark 5: Work-Based Learning

16.  Documentation detailing a minimum of three course of study examples that outline student pathways from HS to Assoc. Degree, to industry certifications, & beyond 

17.  Documentation of appropriate WBL available for students at all grade levels 6 – 12 

18.  Current dated regional High Demand STEM occupation list  

19.  Aggregate data describing T-STEM student participation in WBL experiences as well as percentage of students earning industry certification and credentials by type 

20.  Samples of student artifacts such as writings, portfolios, presentations, or links to digital content.  


Benchmark 6: Student Support

21.  Bridge program calendar and Curricula 

22.  Tutoring and other intervention/Remediation program schedules