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ERIC Number: EJ868974
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1527-1803
Raising the Bar: Technical Assessments for Secondary CTE Programs
Uy, Erin; Green, Kimberly
Techniques: Connecting Education and Careers (J1), v84 n8 p22-26 Nov-Dec 2009
Having a strong connection to the employer community, career technical education (CTE) has long understood the importance of students being armed with industry recognized credentials and certificates as they enter the workplace. The enactment of the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act in 2006, commonly referred to as Perkins IV, brought new attention and debate to the issue of technical skill attainment and assessment, and their related certifications and credentials. In this article, the authors note that secondary CTE has the greatest gap to close when it comes to measuring technical-skill attainment. They review several options for assessing students' technical skills as the CTE community works toward a collaborative solution.
Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE). 1410 King Street, Alexandria, VA 22314. Tel: 800-826-9972; Tel: 703-683-3111; Fax: 703-683-7424; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A