Oregon Department of Education

Technical Skill Attainment

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.



  • Technical Skill Assessment Quick Reference Documents
    The documents below were developed at High Desert ESD to help people entering Technical Skill Assessment data in various Student Information Systems. Not all Student Information Systems are included in this set of resources.


  • Postsecondary Assessment Reporting Template Excel Spreadsheet  05/12/2016 (103.16 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

External Web Pages & Resources

  • Authentic Assessment Toolbox  External Link  
    A comprehensive guide to developing assessments. Although the focus us primarily K-12, much of the information is valid for postsecondary assessments.
  • iRubric  External Link  
    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.

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  • Tom Thompson Email    (503) 947-5790
    Secondary/Post-Secondary Transitions - Ed. Specialist, Industrial & Engineering Systems