STATE OFFICE OF EDUCATION
Each test has specific requirements such as
pre-requisites, test length, performance objectives, etc. The requirements
can be found for each test by clicking on the test name on the LIST
OF AVAILABLE TESTS.
PROTOCOL AND ETHICS
It is important that tests are administered
in a consistent manner and that every effort is made to maintain high
ethics. Any violation to the testing rules and procedures for giving
Skill Certificate tests will be considered a breach of professional
ethics and will be referred to the Professional Practices Commission.
No talking during the test.
No leaving the room by teacher or student while tests are being administered.
No assistance provided to students.
Tests may not be reproduced or reviewed by the students or teacher.
Reference materials, texts, notes, etc., may not be used (unless specified).
Students with an IEP may have special accommodations as specified in
IEP, IRP, 504, LEP, and ELL.
Tests may not be given prior to 20 school days
before the end of the trimester/semester without permission.
The teacher is responsible for the security of
the online tests.
The required performance documentation is
to be given to the Test Coordinator for an audit at the end of the year.
Teachers must read and agree to the terms of the Instructor Agreement
located on the Precision Exams testing website — www.precisionexams.com/usoe/welcome.
All teachers are
required to read and agree to the terms of the Instructor Agreement located
on the Precision Exams testing website — www.precisionexams.com/usoe/welcome.
is a REQUIRED component of the skill
certificate process. Each student must be evaluated on the required performance
objectives. Performance objectives may be completed and evaluated anytime
during the course. Below are things for instructors to remember:
- Students should be aware of their progress throughout
the course so that they can concentrate on the objectives that need
- Students should be encouraged to repeat the objectives
until they have performed at a minimum of 80% (moderately to
- All performance objectives MUST be completed
and evaluated prior to the objective test.
- The teacher marks the performance in the online
- The performance must be documented in the roll/grade
book or summary score sheet(s).
- A copy of the required performance and the class
roll must be turned into the Career and Technical Education Skill
Certificate Testing Coordinator for an audit at the end of the school
Online testing is set-up and
administered by the teacher.
Students who achieve a 3 or 4 (moderately
to highly skilled) or an 80% (moderately to highly
skilled) on ALL performance objectives and 80% on the written test will
be issued an Career and Technical Education Skill Certificate.
Certification for licensure and national test information
is given under the program area and title of certification or licensure.
REPORTS AND CERTIFICATES
Reports and certificates will be available
through the online testing system. For additional information, see Scoring
and Reporting under Test Elements and Logistics.
Replacement certificates may be obtained
from the teacher for years 2010 through the current school year. See your school’s Test Coordinator to facilitate this.
You must provide the necessary information to reprint the certificate.
October 3, 2012