What is a technical assessment?
Technical assessments are used as summative assessments in CTE programs of study. Technical assessments are considered end of program assessments not to be confused with end of course exams. The New York State Education Department has established criteria for technical assessments. Technical assessments must be nationally recognized and based on industry standards, psychometrically validated, and secure. Technical assessments must be composed of three parts. The written, student demonstration, and student project (locally developed project/portfolio). The technical assessment should not be proctored or scored by the CTE teacher of the program, with the exception of those practical assessments where state policies are in place such as in health careers programs. The NYSED does not endorse or approve technical assessments and approves a program based on its integrity and fidelity to the Regents policy for the approval process.