Policies & Procedures
Students will be graded as follows:
Certificate Issuance - Standards Certificate
Secondary students who have completed at least one school year in a career and technical education program are eligible to receive a “standards certificate” upon graduation. The standards certificate may be used to secure employment and/ or pursue post-secondary education in a career-related field. The following criteria determines which certificate a student receives upon graduation.
Career and Technical Education Competency Statement
The National Occupational Competency Testing Institute (NOCTI) student assessments are job readiness exams. They measure the skills of an entry-level worker or an individual who has completed coursework in a secondary or post-secondary career and technical program. NOCTI assessments allow students to demonstrate their knowledge, skills and abilities within their chosen occupational program. Assessment reports provide valuable data for program improvement and accountability requirements.
Student assessments are developed using business and industry standards and most include multiple choice and performance components. A written assessment can be administered in traditional paper/pencil format or through NOCTI’s on-line testing system.
NOCTI’s assessments are designed to measure a student’s knowledge of basic processes, including the identification and use of terminology and tools. Educators and administrators use the tests to:
Students are expected to demonstrate their knowledge at the competent or advanced level. Students who demonstrate their knowledge at the advanced level receive a Pennsylvania Skills Certification, which recognizes students who have achieved high skills in their chosen technical area. All students are required to take the NOCTI exam during their senior year, following successful completion of 50% of their program hours.
Senior Graduation/E-Portfolio Project
All students must complete a career and technical education E-portfolio project as part of a state-mandated graduation requirement. The project consists of a research paper and a supporting career and technical education project that demonstrates knowledge of the topic.
Students work on their E-portfolios during their entire high school career. Each grade level has a major component that must be completed by the end of each school year. Career research, job planning, work shadowing experience, and visual and written documentation, are the major components of the E-portfolio.
Post-graduation: The E-portfolio project can be shared with post-secondary admissions offices and potential employers. Many students use this tool to apply for scholarship opportunities.
Career Attire Policy