All seniors enrolled in a career and technical education program for two years and have received the required number of technical hours are required by the Pennsylvania Department of Education to participate in the National Occupational Competency Testing Institute (NOCTI) to determine their job readiness in the occupation that they have been studying. This requirement also includes students who have an Individualized Education Plan (IEP). Therefore, it has been determined that your child will take the NOCTI.
The NOCTI assessment is a national measure of their entry-level skills. It is developed by experts working in fields related to business and industry. This assessment will be administered here at the Beaver County CTC and it is imperative that your son/daughter attends each of the testing dates.
Students’ work will be evaluated by members from each program’s advisory committee. Students who score at the Advanced level will receive a Pennsylvania Skills Certificate to add to their portfolio. This certificate will afford them the opportunity to earn Advanced standing credits toward their Associate Degree at the Community College of Beaver County and other post-secondary schools.
Students having an IEP will receive the same accommodations as they do when taking any standardized test. If your child’s IEP states “they are exempt” then they will not be required to take the NOCTI.
Should you have any questions/concerns, please do not hesitate to email Mr. Burt Mamula