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1 New York State Education Department P-12: Office of Special Education New York State Career Development and Occupational Studies Commencement CredentialNew York State Education DepartmentP-12: Office of Special EducationOctober 2013MODULE 6: Option 2: National Work Readiness Credentials1
2 Topics Topics Review of Options 1 and 2 New York Comprehensive Center ResearchNationally Recognized Work Readiness Credential: Common ElementsReview of each nationally recognized credentialSkills AssessedReading and Math LevelsCurriculum/Training MaterialsTest AdministrationCostsUnique FeaturesVendorConsiderationsSelection of National Credential and Options 1 and 2Resources*The information provided on the nationally recognized work readiness credentials is based on our review of the credentials. For official information, contact the vendor.
3 ** May not offer Option 2 as only means to earn CDOS Commencement Credential. s credentialsOption 1Complete a Career PlanDemonstrate achievement of the commencement level CDOS learning standardsSuccessfully completes 216 hours of participation inCTE coursework and/or work-based learning experiencesat least 54 hours must be in work-based learning experiencesHas a completed Employability ProfileOption 2**Meets the requirements for one of the nationally recognized work readiness credentials, including but not limited to:National Work Readiness Credential (NWRC);National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC): WorkKeys;SkillsUSA Work Force Ready Employability Assessment; andComprehensive Adult Student Assessment Systems (CASAS) Workforce Skills Certification System (WSCS)
4 New York Comprehensive Center (NYCC) Research Literature ReviewInterviewsDistricts and BOCES personnelInstitutes of Higher EducationNew York State Trade and Industry AdvisoriesOther StatesNational Credential Vendors
5 Common Elements Each of the 4 National Work Readiness Credentials: Signal readiness for entry-level employment;Developed in collaboration with business and industry experts and educators;Measure slightly different skills;Provide common language for describing basic job skills;Require students to pass assessments;Allows accommodations for individuals with disabilities;Meets industry standards for validity and reliability; andHas associated costs.
6 National Work Readiness Credential (NWRC) Skills AssessedListening, reading with understanding, using math to solve problems, cooperating with others, resolving conflict and negotiating, taking responsibility for learning and critical observationReading and Math LevelsReading: 7th - 8th gradeMath: 7th - 8th gradeCurriculum/Training MaterialsGuide for Trainers and InstructorsWork Readiness Credential Candidate HandbookSample tests
7 National Work Readiness Credential (NWRC) Test AdministrationWeb-basedWide range of sites4 modules completed within one yearPass/Needs More Skill DevelopmentMultiple choiceCostsApproximately $75.00 for all 4 assessments$18.00 test retake fee for each assessmentUnique FeaturesLead agency: New York State Department of Labor (NYS DOL)Assessment VendorHoughton Mifflin Harcourt's Steck-Vaughn
8 Reading and Math Levels Skills AssessedSkill Connect™ AssessmentsTechnical skills and knowledge in more than 44 trade, industrial and technical areas47 different assessments Workforce Ready System®General employability skills assessmentReading and Math LevelsReading - 8th gradeMath - grades 6th through 8th (depending on specific career assessment).Curriculum/Training MaterialsBlueprint of Competencies for each career areaProfessional Development ProgramCareerSafe®
9 Vendor Test Administration On-line assessment May be administered at schoolMust be proctoredNo time limitCostsNon SkillsUSA members: $20.00 per assessmentMember schools: $10.00 discount per studentSkillsUSA/Print-Ed: $10.00 per assessmentUnique FeaturesAssesses career specific and general employability skillsDemonstration questionsNYS registered CTE programs VendorSkillsUSA
10 National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC) Skills AssessedNCRC - WorkKeysReading for InformationApplied MathematicsLocating InformationNCRC PlusSoft SkillsReading and Math LevelsReading: 8th grade through high schoolMath: 5th grade through high schoolCurriculum/Training MaterialsKeyTrainCareer Ready 101KeyTrain CAREER SKILLS
11 National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC) Test AdministrationLicensed test sites only: schools may be licensedCosts3 assessments: each costs $5.50 per personCertificate cost: additional $5.50 per personLicensed Test Site: $100 MembershipUnique FeaturesResults include four levels of performance (bronze, silver gold and platinum)Levels equate to qualifications for specific jobsVendorACT, Inc.
12 Workforce Skills Certification System (WSCS) Skills AssessedApplied mathematics and readingCritical thinking and problem solvingWork place behaviorsReading and Math LevelsCASAS Competencies and CASAS Content StandardsRelevant across full range of instructional levels: beginning literacy through high schoolCurriculum/Training MaterialsNo single curriculumDatabase (QuickSearch) of over 2,300 commercially-available print, audio, visual, and computer-based instructional materials
13 Test AdministrationComputer deliveredMultiple choice, written responses and video simulationsAdministered at local, regional or state levelsCostsApproximately $45 per candidateVary by number and type of testsAdditional start-up and software costsUnique FeaturesAdditional Skill Building Resources and AssessmentsVendorComprehensive Adult Student Assessment Systems (CASAS) ; andLearning Resources, Inc. (LRI)
14 Resources and/or curriculum to support instruction Assessment site Considerations: Selecting Nationally Recognized Work Readiness CredentialResources and/or curriculum to support instructionAssessment siteFlexibility and ease of administrationObtain additional informationCost verification and negotiationBuild capacityOne or more nationally recognized credentialsOffer Options 1 and 2
15 Considerations: Options 1 and 2 Career planningTransition planning and servicesCareer-related instruction and workforce expectationsOpportunity for high school diplomaParent and student knowledge of CDOS CredentialInstruction-Using CDOS credential in job searchObjective assessment of student skillsImplement with fidelity
16 National Work Readiness Credential (NWRC) ResourcesNational Work Readiness Credential (NWRC)NYS Assessment Sites:Becoming an Assessment Site:NYSDOL: ( )National Career Readiness Certificate: WorkKeysEmployers Recognizing WorkKeys
17 SkillsUSA Work Force Ready System and Employability Assessment ResourcesSkillsUSA Work Force Ready System and Employability AssessmentBlueprintsComprehensive Adult Student Assessment Systems (CASAS) Workforce Skills Certification System (WSCS)Work Related CompetenciesCASAS CompetenciesCASAS Basic Skills Content Standards
18 Technical AssistanceJune 2013 Field Memorandum: NYS Career Development and Occupational Studies Commencement CredentialQuestions:P-12: Office of Special Education: Diploma and Nondiploma Exiting CredentialsSpecial Education Policy (518)
19 Module 2 – Career Plan and CareerZone Webinar ModulesModule 1 – OverviewModule 2 – Career Plan and CareerZoneModule 3 – NYS CDOS Learning StandardsModule 4 – CTE Coursework and Work-based LearningModule 5 – Employability ProfileModule 6 – National Work Readiness Credentials