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Incorporates academic and technical skill attainment measurements and assessments that are designed to meet or exceed state adjusted levels of performance. Assessments meet the state criteria for external, valid and reliable assessments.
Locally Developed Assessment Application
06/15/2010 (100 KB)
Use this application when submitting locally developed technical skill assessments for approval.
Oregon Technical Skill Assessment - Part 1
07/30/2009 (114.78 KB)
Overview of the principles behind Oregon’s Technical Skill Assessment system required for a CTE Program of Study.
Oregon Technical Skill Assessment - Part 2
12/15/2010 (171.46 KB)
Overview of the process for identifying and approving technical skill assessments required for a CTE Program of Study.
Reliability of Tests Using Split-Half Method
04/05/2010 (125.50 KB)
A simple method of determining reliability for multiple choice tests. This file includes an embedded spreadsheet that can be used for locally obtained data.
Reporting Technical Skill Assessment Data
Power point slides used for the April 2011 webinar titled "Reporting Technical Skill Assessment Data". The slides also include responses to questions submitted during the webinar.
Technical Skill Assessment Proficiency
06/01/2011 (47.82 KB)
Webinar - Reporting Technical Skill Assessment Data
April 2011 Webinar on reporting data from technical skill assessments. The Webinar provides information for secondary and postsecondary. A power point with active links is also available in this section.
Identifying Required Courses for Technical Skill Assessment
This Q&A describes what constitutes a required course in the secondary component of a CTE Program of Study. It also answers questions on how to identify those courses in the CTE Program Update
Local Reporting Form
Optional form for reporting secondary technical skill assessment data to school district data managers.
Q and A Reporting Secondary Technical Skill Assessment Data Webinar
Questions and answers about reporting secondary technical skill assessment data.
Secondary Technical Skill Assessment Type Code
This document describes the 11 options for codes that can be used for the CTE assessment type code as part of reporting secondary CTE technical skills assessment data.
Postsecondary Assessment Reporting Template
04/04/2011 (549.50 KB)
Sample spreadsheet template developed by Chemeketa Community College used by instructors to report technical skill assessment data at the college. The spreadsheet includes brief instructions on how to make modifications for use at other colleges.
Postsecondary Technical Skill Assessment Type Code
This document describes the ten options for codes that can be used for the CTE assessment type code as part of the reporting CTE technical skills assessment data at postsecondary institutions.
ODE Web Pages
Oregon Academic Assessments
Oregon assessment materials for academic subjects including scoring guides.
Oregon's list of Approved Technical Skill Assessments
Approved assessments are now listed with the Oregon Skill Sets. Requests to add assessments to the approved list should be directed to
Oregon's CTE Data
Locally Developed Technical Skill Assessments
Technical Skill Assessments - State Approved
External Web Pages & Resources
Authentic Assessment Toolbox
A comprehensive guide to developing assessments. Although the focus us primarily K-12, much of the information is valid for postsecondary assessments.
A free online database of rubrics for assessments related to a variety of subjects. The database includes a vocational category and has rubrics for secondary and postsecondary. These have all been developed by other instructors.
NOCTI Cut Score Information
National Occupational Competency Testing Institute (NOCTI) produces technical skill assessments used by a number of CTE Programs of Study around the state. The following NOCTI documents relate to establishment of criterion referenced cut scores for the assessments.
NOCTI Cut Score Development
03/22/2010 (268.66 KB)
NOCTI Cut Scores
03/22/2010 (202.36 KB)
Scoring Rubric Development: Validity and Reliability
This electronic journal article describes the important ideas that need to be addressed when developing performance assessments and rubrics.
Understanding Scoring Rubrics: A Guide for Teachers
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