Career Technical Assessment Collaborative (CTAC)
The Career Technical Assessment Collaborative (CTAC) SCASS assists states to develop and improve career technology assessment programs. The SCASS is committed to the goal that every student in American schools should be both college and career ready. It believes that assessment has a major role in meeting this goal. The group is currently focusing on the recent Perkins federal legislation mandating the Career Clusters and Pathways initiative.
CTAC is tackling the following two major challenges:
- The development of a national item bank for a variety of uses in career technical education
- An evaluation plan for existing, often third-party measures in career technical education
In general, CTAC is helping to assure that the preparation of students both for careers and college is improved and functions effectively.
CTAC Collaborative Advisor: Kurt Geisinger
Geisinger is the Director of the Buros Center on Testing and a professor of Educational Psychology at the University of Nebraska. He is presently editor of Applied Measurement in Education, and has served on the editorial committees for the International Journal of Testing, Educational and Psychological Measurement, and the College Board Review.
Earlier in his career, he developed civil service tests for police, fire, sanitation and many other positions and defended such tests in court.
Colorado, District of Columbia, Kansas, Maine, Michigan
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