Presentation on theme: "Community College Technical Skill Assessments Frederick Community College February 19, 2013."— Presentation transcript:
Community College Technical Skill Assessments Frederick Community College February 19, 2013
Where? CTE Data Collection Perkins Plan TSA Tables – Number of students receiving a certification. – Number of students attempting certification.
Collection Differences CTE Data Collection Due August Reported by individual student Data format Used for accountability Perkins Plan Due May Reported by program/ certification aggregate Document format Used for grant documentation
TSA Data Elements Technical Assessment Available:A yes/no designation to indicate if a technical assessment (industry certification) is available to the student, prior to graduation. This is designated by program area (CIP), or as indicated by the student/instructor. Technical Assessment Attempted:A yes/no designation to indicate if a student has attempted the technical assessment. Technical Skill Attainment: A yes/no designation to indicate if an individual student has passed an assessment/certification requirement aligned to industry standards.
Making Progress Over each of the past three years – More colleges are reporting ( %) – Certification pass-rate increased – More students attempted – A greater percentage of students attempted
Room for Growth In 2012, only 11% of exiting students attempted a certification
TSA Success Program Alignment Perkins Plans identify expansion of program areas aligned to industry certifications Successful program certifications (PrintEd, ACF, H&B, and NATEF) including faculty requirements Administration of Tests Increase in access to existing assessments such as NATEF/ ASE exams (among others) Expansion of on-site testing (Certiport, CompTIA, AdobeCS, ACF) Identification of accommodations and support (including financial) Data Collection and Reporting Increased coordination with IT/Accountability office to identify CTE students and programs/courses Part of student records system (and dashboard)