Student Assessment

Student assessment is one of the 12 elements in ACTE’s comprehensive, research-based Quality CTE Program of Study Framework. The following are resources to help you develop and support high-quality assessment. This page is under development; additional resources and tags to individual criteria within the Quality CTE Program of Study Framework will be added in summer 2018. 

Incorporating Assessment

Do-it-Yourself: Six Tips for Designing Group Work Evaluations
Wallgren and Lindbeck, ACTE Techniques Magazine, January 2017

CBE in CTE: The Perfect Fit
Helser, ACTE Techniques Magazine, September 2016

Accelerated Learning Opportunities and Prior Learning Assessment
Foster and Gielczyk, ACTE Techniques Magazine, April 2015

The CRTC SPUR Process
Rothenberg, ACTE Techniques Magazine, April 2014

Industry-recognized Credentials

CTE’s Role in Workplace Readiness Credentials
ACTE, 2008

National Certification: A Differentiator for Health Science Graduates
McDonald, ACTE Techniques Magazine, Nov/Dec 2014

Student Success, Step by Step
Skaggs, ACTE Techniques Magazine, September 2013

Credentials—One Tool for Retaining Students
Bloomfield et. al, ACTE Techniques Magazine, February 2013

Stackable Credentials Tool Kit
Office of Career, Technical and Adult Education, April 2018

How is Career Readiness Assessed?
McMurrer, Frizzell and McIntosh, Center on Education Policy, October 2013

Measuring Technical and Academic Achievement: Employer/Certification Examinations’ Role in High School Assessment
Southern Regional Education Board, 2009

Evaluating Credentialing Systems: Implications for Career-Technical Educators
Mahlman and Austin, The Ohio State University, 2002

Alternative Credentials: Prior Learning 2.0
Buban, Online Learning Consortium Research Center for Digital Learning and Leadership, March 2017

Four Ways to Increase the Value of Short-term Credentials: A Guide for Community Colleges
Buckwalter, Jobs for the Future, December 2017