How to Use External Assessments in CTE: A Case Study

Presentation Category: 
Assessment and Accountability
Presentation Description: 
Session will describe how external assessments are used for program improvement and to provide student and instructor performance feedback at a California Regional Occupational Program. A brief discussion of the use and development of external assessments will be followed by a description of the management process used to determine which assessments to select, how to prepare the students, how to ensure that the environment is established for successful administration, and how the results are reported to students, teachers, parents, administrators, and school boards. All documents created and used to administer an external assessment program will be provided as templates.
Presentation Style
Lecture Style: 
Interactive Style: 
Lead Presenter
Lead Presenter Name: 
David Matuszak, Ed.D.
Additional Presenter 1
Additional Presenter 1: 
Todd Farr
Coordinator, Special Projects
Santa Clara County Regional Occupational Program

Funding Opportunities

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act provides funding to states to replace cuts to K-12 and higher education for several purposes including teacher professional development for making progress toward rigorous college and career-ready standards.

Information links for funding professional development:

Using Recovery Funds to Drive School Reform and Improvement

AARA Title I Part A Funds

Implementing the Recovery Act

Implementation Ideas from the Field

Perkins Funding

The CCPC conference includes professional development topics for faculty, counselors, and administrators that meet requirements of the 2006 Perkins Act (Sections 122, 124, 134, and 135).

Information links for funding professional development:

Perkins IV (2006) Legislation

Perkins IV (2006) Policy Guidance