CTE Data FAQ
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 for more information on the CTE approval process.
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 for more information on the CTE approval process.
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.
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.
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.