Career and Technical Education Performance Assessment

Performance assessments are designed to judge student abilities to apply specific knowledge and research skills in a “hands-on” platform.  Performance assessments often require the student to manipulate specialized equipment to solve a problem or make an analysis.  Rich performance assessments should reveal a variety of problem solving approaches, thus providing insight into a student’s level of conceptual and procedural knowledge. 

The first administration of the West Virginia Career & Technical Education EducateWV Performance Assessment Program was piloted in the spring of 2009.  As is the industry standard, each assessment has been reviewed by West Virginia administrators, teachers, staff members of the West Virginia Department of Education and by West Virginia citizens.  Additionally, each assessment has been examined and re-examined for bias, content, rigor, complexity, and alignment to the West Virginia Content Standards and Objectives (CSOs) and Performance Descriptors as well as industry scenarios (providing real-world examples). 

2013-2014 Calendar of Testing Activities- EducateWV

 

Fall Activities
Dates
Spring Activities
Dates
EducateWV Performance Assessment Fall testing window (including make-ups)

12-3-13

to 1-10-14

EducateWV Performance Assessment Spring testing window (including make-ups)

4-1-14

to 5-9-14

Fall Assessment Availability

on or before

11-29-13

Spring Assessment Availability

on or before

3-28-14

Invoice Submission for Fall assessment reimbursement (last date to submit) 2-10-14 Invoice Submission for Spring assessment reimbursement (last date to submit)
5-30-14
Destroy all needless/expired testing materials (CDs, DVDs, projects, pre-assessment materials, resumes, job applications, portfolio items, etc.) 2-10-14 Destroy all needless/expired testing materials (CDs, DVDs, projects, pre-assessment materials, resumes, job applications, portfolio items, etc.) 5-30-14
Test Results Submitted to WVDE (last date to submit) 2-10-14 Test Results Submitted to WVDE (last date to submit)
6-9-14

 

 


 

The Importance of a good resume

In today's fast-paced world where first impressions are made in what amounts to a fleeting moment, the first impression (that being your resume) can mean the difference between getting a call for an interview and having it thrown in the trash. In an internet-connected world, the online resume has also taken hold. But regardless as to whether your resume in on paper or on the Web, the impression you make with your resume a vital one.

10 Free Resume Template Samples for CTE Students

 

 

** Please note: Every completer in every concentration will need to have a current resume as part of the EducateWV Performance Assessment.

 

The Importance of a Job Application

Filling out a company job application can be an essential step in getting an interview. The key to ensuring all the information is complete is to be prepared. Before applying, make sure that you have all of the required information on hand. An easy way to ensure that you have the necessary components is by preparing a resume ahead of time. Some of the typical information needed for job application preparation may include:

•employment history
•professional references
•personal references
•education
•specialized training


Be prepared to have all the information needed to completely fill out the job application. Make sure that you have all the needed addresses, dates and phone numbers for the above requirements. Be prepared to have a minimum of three to four professional and/or personal references, along with your other information. For education and specialized training you may want to bring along copies of diplomas and certificates.

Below you will find some generic, practice job applications which you are welcome to download and complete to get an idea of what you might see in the future.

 

 

 

Sample Job Interview Questions

While there are as many different (possible) interview questions as there are interviewers, it always helps to be ready for anything. So we've prepared a list of 100+ potential interview questions.  These will serve as good practice for any interview session.

Click here! Sample Job Interview Question Document

 

Interview Rubric
Job Application Rubric

 

 


 

Link to the online CTE EducateWV Kiosk Job Application - click here

 


 

Preparing for the Spring 2014 EducateWV Performance Assessment

Listed below are all of the tests that will be available this testing session along with the Materials needed and any Pre-Assessment work.  If you have any questions, do not hesitate to ask- contact Tracy L. Chenoweth at tchenowe@access.k12.wv.us

 

Test Number Name of Test
Materials List
Pre-Assessment Work
 
BM0420
Marketing Management
NONE
BM0510
Career & Work Skills Training (CWST)
NONE
BM1410
Accounting
NONE
BM1430
Business Finance
NONE
BM1440
Microsoft Computer Applications Specialist (MCAS)
NONE
BM1445
Simulation & Game Development
BM1450
Imformation Management
BM1465
Administrative Support
NONE
BM1479
General Management
 
ET1600
HVAC Technician NCCER
ET1620
Automotive Technology Click Here!
NONE
ET1640
Cisco Networking Academies Click Here!
NONE
ET1670
Collision Repair Technology Click Here!
NONE
ET1680
Computer Systems Repair Technology Click Here!
NONE
ET1720
Drafting Click Here!
NONE
ET1740
Diesel Equipment Technology Click Here!
NONE
ET1760
Electrical Technician NCCER
ET1780
Electronics Technician Click Here!
NONE
ET1790
STEM
ET1800
Building Maintenance & Operations NCCER
ET1820
Carpentry NCCER
ET1870
Industrial Equipment Maintenance Click Here!
NONE
ET1880
Industrial Technology Click Here!
NONE
ET1900
Machine Tool Technology Click Here!
NONE
ET1910
Masonry NCCER
ET1920
Materials Distribution Click Here!
NONE
ET1960
Power Equipment Systems
Click Here!
NONE
ET1980
Welding NCCER
ET2110
Metals Technology Click Here!
NONE
ET2120
Millwork & Cabinet Making NCCER
ET2140
Plumbing NCCER
ET2460
Pre-Engineering PLTW Click Here!
NONE
 
FH1680
Broadcasting Technology
FH1830
Graphic Communications
NONE
FH1850
Graphic Design
FH2010
Performing Arts
FH2015
Visual Arts
 
HE0700
Dental Assisting
NONE
HE0715
Allied Health Sciences
NONE
HE0718
Diagnostic Services
HE0723
Therapeutic Services
HE0728
Support Services
HE0740
Health Informatics
NONE
 
HU1000
Early Childhood Education
HU1010
ProStart Restaurant Management
NONE
HU1070
JROTC
NONE
HU1205
Event Planning
NONE
HU1210
Hospitality
HU1300
Careers in Education
HU2200
Emergency and Fire Management Services
NONE
 
SN0110
Power Structural and Technical Systems
NONE
SN0120
Agribusiness Systems
NONE
SN0170
Natural Resources Management
NONE
SN0210
Plant Systems
SN0214
Turf & Landscape Systems
NONE
SN0220
Animal Systems
NONE
SN0225
Animal Systems - Vet Science
NONE
SN0230

Animal Processing

NONE

 

If you have questions regarding the NCCER testing process - contact:

Rick Gillman rgillman@access.k12.wv.us

 


 

2013-2014 EducateWV Performance Assessment Miscellaneous Testing Materials

Important testing materials and documents in electronic format for your convenience.

 

Testing Item
Document Type
Click to Download
Policy 2340 West Virginia Measures of Academic Progress Program
Word
2013-2014 EducateWV Performance Assessment Test Administration Guide
PDF
2013-2014 EducateWV Performance Assessment Test Administration Guide Training Presentation
PPT
Spring EducateWV Performance Assessment Reimbursement Invoice
Excel
2013-2014 EducateWV Performance Assessment Cost per Student per Test for Reimbursement Table
Excel
Appendix #1 Form
Word
Appendix #2 Form
Word
Appendix #3 Form
Word
Appendix #4 Form
Word
Appendix #5 Form
Word
Appendix #6 Form
Word
Appendix #9 Form
Excel
Appendix #10 Form
Word
Appendix #11 Form
Word
How TO: Print Completion Certificates
PPT
How TO: Print Completion Certificates (2003, XP, 97 compat)
PPT
2013-2014 EducateWV Performance Assessment Completion Certificate
PDF
EducateWV Performance Assessment Multiple Completer List of proposed ifs
Word
EducateWV Performance Assessment Listing of tests that need interviews scheduled
Excel
EducateWV/WorkKeys Assessment Letter to Parents - Dr. D'Antoni
PDF