CTE

Career & Technical Education

Data FAQ

For 00199-Approved CTE Assessment student must be in an approved CTE program, pass the program and each part of the three part CTE Technical Skills assessment then students can get endorsement on diploma and/or use CTE pathway =2 College, career and Civic Readiness points


Yes.

For CTE Tech Assessment-Other OOC41 take tech assessment in a non approved CTE program where tech assessment is NOT one of the national CTE assessments

Assessment Measure Code OOC41, (CTE Technical Assessment—Other) will no longer be collected since CTE Program Fact data will be limited to NYSED-approved programs. Assessments that are not part of NYSED-approved programs do not need to be reported.

No endorsement on diploma, no CTE pathway =no extra CCR points.


Yes, but-care must be taken to check alignment between the diploma type and what the CTE program service record shows. A student in an approved program with a CTE program service record showing program completion and passing the technical skills assessment is likely (there are exceptions) to have earned the endorsement, but the district has not recorded the diploma type correctly. Conversely, there are times the diploma type showing the CTE endorsement exists when there is no program service record-this must also be investigated.

Nationally Certified CTE Exam take and pass nationally certified CTE exam in a non approved program, no endorsement on diploma, no CTE Pathway =2CCR points
The Nationally Certified CTE exams would be the list of 30 CTE exams that were deleted this year ie NOCTI, Skills USA.

The 30 exams were the first CTE assessments approved for the 4+1, they are not “nationally certified”.  The list of the original 30 was removed because there is no longer a separate approval process for the technical skills assessments in CTE programs.

So the 00C40 would be used for some New Vision Programs (they are not approved), but some do offer the national exam.


No. A list of nationally certified CTE exams has not yet been developed. Assessments that are not part of NYSED-approved programs do not need to be reported.

What are the Department-approved CTE assessments that can be used to meet the 4+1 Pathway option in CTE?


All assessments associated with a CTE program approved through the NYSED Program Approval process are approved to meet the 4+1 Pathway option in CTE. Visit CTE Policy (http://www.p12.nysed.gov/cte/ctepolicy/) for more information on the CTE approval process.

What courses must a student complete to be allowed access to the CTE pathway assessments?


In all cases a student must successfully complete a Department-approved program in CTE in order to gain access to a CTE technical assessment. Visit CTE Policy (http://www.p12.nysed.gov/cte/ctepolicy/) for more information on the CTE approval process.

Do all Department-approved CTE programs culminate in an approved +1 pathway assessment?


Yes. As of August 2018, the Department streamlined the approval process to allow +1 pathway CTE technical assessments to be approved as a component of an application for CTE Program Approval, rather than through a separate application process. CTE technical assessments aligned with approved CTE programs of study that allow for technical endorsement on the high school diploma are considered as approved +1 Pathway Assessments and may be used as the fifth required assessment toward graduation.

A student is enrolled in a Department-approved CTE program. Does the student have to successfully complete all three parts of the technical assessment included in the approved program in order to exercise the +1 pathway option?


Yes. A student must successfully complete all components of the CTE approved program, which includes the 3-part technical assessment, in order to utilize the CTE Pathway option.

May students substitute an approved CTE assessment for the one required science assessment needed for graduation?


No. All students must pass one science assessment (Regents exam or a Department-Approved Alternative (http://www.p12.nysed.gov/cte/ctepolicy/) ).

Local Education agencies can opt to offer industry credentials that stipulate requirements beyond the scope of the NYSED CTE approved program. For example, the ProStart National Certificate of Achievement requires 400 hours of mentored work in order to earn the industry credential. Do students have to complete requirements that go beyond the Department-approved CTE program in order to exercise the +1 pathway option?


No. Students must successfully complete all components of the Department-approved CTE program, but they are not required to meet additional industry expectations beyond the scope of the approved program in order to exercise the 4+1 option.

Last Updated: August 9, 2019