The Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE), as required by Act 104 of 2010, has developed Business, Computer and Information (BCIT) standards. PDE commissioned a team of nine business educators representing Pennsylvania’ss elementary, middle, high and postsecondary schools, to create comprehensive academic standards for BCIT.
BCIT standards were developed in the areas of: (1) Accounting; (2) Career Management; (3) Communications; (4) Computer and Information Technologies; (5) Economics and Finance; (6) Entrepreneurship; (7) Global Business; (8) Management; and (9) Marketing.
The standards offer a PreK-12 perspective to support curriculum development, facilitate the integration of this critical content, and prepare students to gain a competitive advantage.
To view the standards, go to the SAS Portal at: www.pdesas.org. Click on Standards, scroll down to Select a Subject, choose Business, Computer and Information Technology from the dropdown menu and Select a Grade or band.
You can also click on Standards, then Keyword Search and type a term to see the BCIT standards along with any other academic standards that correspond to that particular topic.
If you choose to view the BCIT standards in a PDF, click on Standards, select Download PDFs and select Business, Computer and Information Technology.
Questions regarding the development of business education standards may be directed to Tamalee Brassington in the Bureau of Career and Technical Education at firstname.lastname@example.org or 717-783-6972.