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UTAH STATE OFFICE OF EDUCATION
SKILL CERTIFICATE

TEST REQUIREMENTS
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.

 

TESTING 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.

Testing Rules:

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.

INSTRUCTOR AGREEMENT
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.

PERFORMANCE ASSESSMENT
Performance evaluation 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:

    1. Students should be aware of their progress throughout the course so that they can concentrate on the objectives that need improvement.
    2. Students should be encouraged to repeat the objectives until they have performed at a minimum of 80% (moderately to highly skilled).
    3. All performance objectives MUST be completed and evaluated prior to the objective test.
    4. The teacher marks the performance in the online system.
    5. The performance must be documented in the roll/grade book or summary score sheet(s).
    6. 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 year.

TEST ADMINISTRATION
Online testing is set-up and administered by the teacher.

CERTIFICATES
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.

CERTIFICATE REPLACEMENT
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.

Updated October 3, 2012




For additional information, contact
Skill Certificate Program
   Greg Richens, Specialist · Phone: 801-538-7853 · Fax: 801-538-7868
   Susan Loamanu, Support Staff · Phone: 801-538-7662 · Fax: 801-538-7868
   Utah State Office of Education
   Career and Technical Education
   250 East 500 South · PO Box 144200
   Salt Lake City, UT  84114-4200

Online Testing Technical Support
   Phone: 1-800-470-1215
   E-mail: support@precisionexams.com