The Career and Technical Education Technical Assistance Center (CTE TAC) operates under a state contract to assist the New York State Education Department (NYSED) in carrying out its mission of improving the quality, access, and delivery of career and technical education through research-based methods and strategies resulting in broader CTE opportunities for all students. It’s mission and purpose are to:

  • Increases the capacity of NYSED to Serve, Support, and Expand CTE across the state 
  • Serve BOCES and Local Education Agency (LEA) programs, and CTE professional and student leadership organizations
  • Provide comprehensive professional development and leadership development for CTE
  • Provide comprehensive guidance on all aspects of CTE


Authentic Assessment in CTE

Dick Jones, Center Specialist

Assessments drive learning! Leaders and teachers know thatlearn istock 000017123843xsmall what gets tested gets taught. Using the authentic assessments in Career and Technical Education (CTE) is critical to achieving essential learning for career readiness and further studies. The primary learning goals for (CTE) are to 1) develop technical skills in a career field and, 2) improve academic foundations that keep student options open to further their education. Assessment practices must address this dual purpose of technical and academic.


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