CTE Final Assessments
CTE courses will implement "Proof of Learning" this semester with either a state assessment, credentialing, performance-based measure, or a teacher-made exam. Schools must administer state assessments and credentialing exams. NCVirtual will administer teacher-made exams and performance-based measures. Here's what we have for each NCVirtual CTE course:
Accounting I - CTE State Assessment
Accounting I Honors - CTE State Assessment
Career Management - CTE State Assessment
Computer Programming I - NCVPS Teacher-made Exam
Computer Programming I Honors - NCVPS Teacher-made Exam
eCommerce 1 Honors - NCVPS Teacher-made Exam
Entrepreneurship I (BE/ME) - Performance-Based Measure (built into the course)
Foundations of Information Technology - CTE State Assessment
Marketing - Performance-Based Measure (built into the course)
Microsoft Word and PPT - Credential
Microsoft Excel - Credential
Personal Finance - CTE State Assessment
Principles of Business and Finance (BE/ME) - CTE State Assessment
Python Programming I - Credential
SAS Computer Programming - Credential
Strategic Marketing - CTE State Assessment
The following course credentials are offered through Certiport only:
Python Programming I (MTA)
Microsoft Word and PPT (MOS)
Microsoft Excel (MOS)
NCVPS students will continue to test or certify from their home school. The point of contact for setting up a school as a Certiport Authorized Testing Center (CATC) is Sara Cox (firstname.lastname@example.org
). Sara will work directly with the schools to get them set up and functional, along with issuing exam voucher inventory based on enrollment. Certiport recently extended their “Exams from Home” offering so that students may continue to certify during the pandemic. Teachers will find more information about this at www.certiport.com/examsfromhome
. A recent webinar hosted by Certiport was posted to the CSIT Moodle PLC
. The enrollment key to join Moodle is CSITPlc2020. Additional information may be found there.
For SAS Computer Programming- The SAS exam can only be obtained through SAS. The contact information for that is Tom Grant (Tom.Grant@SAS.com
For courses that have a state test, we will only report the final classwork average. Schools will need to administer all state testing.
For courses without a state test, we will report the following:
Classwork grade (80%)
Exam Grade (20%)
As you know, this now includes courses that used to have an NCFE and CTE courses with a teacher-made exam or performance-based measure.
Schools and districts have flexibility with how those grades are recorded into PowerSchool. You can change the 80/20 weights if your district has a different policy. That will change the final average, so be sure to recalculate that.
If your district has a policy to exempt seniors (or others) from final exams, you do not need to record our exam grades. That is a local decision. In that case, you can use our classwork grade for the final grade. However, we still have the expectation for our teachers to administer our teacher-made final exams. Be sure to have that conversation with your students. Also, please notify our teachers with a list of students who will not be testing.