Student Assessment

Student assessment is one of 12 elements of high-quality CTE, defined in ACTE’s comprehensive, research-based Quality CTE Program of Study Framework. This element addresses the types and quality of assessments used in the program of study, including the types of knowledge and skills that should be assessed, and assessments that lead to recognized postsecondary credentials. The following reports, articles, guides and toolkits can help you develop and implement high-quality assessment.

Incorporating Assessment

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

These six tips can help you create an effective peer evaluation tool for your classroom.

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

Faculty from the School of Applied Technology at Salt Lake Community College describes the transition of 20 of its workforce-, clock-hour-based programs into a competency-based education (CBE) format, with a focus on assessments in CBE.

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

This article provides an overview of options in accelerated learning and prior learning assessment.

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

Concord Regional Technical Center has developed a new assessment process called SPUR (Student Performance upon Understandings Review), which incorporates soft- and hard-skills assessments, a portfolio, a scoring model and more.

Multi-Rater Feedback: Improving Students’ Readiness for the OR
Wachter and Lion, ACTE Techniques Magazine, March 2016

The authors describe using a variety of evaluation strategies to better and more accurately address individual successes and shortcomings in surgical technology programs.