Job Ready and Pathway credentials may be administered as pre-tests. A pre-test is administered to determine a student’s baseline technical knowledge in a career and technical education (CTE) program. Programs using a pre-/post-test combination will receive a comparison report after the post-test is completed. This powerful tool can be used to show individual student improvement and overall program effectiveness. Across the country, NOCTI pre-tests benefit CTE students and teachers in programs at CTE centers, comprehensive high schools, community colleges, technical colleges, and universities.
Why administer a pre-test?
When should a pre-test be administered?
Pre-tests are often used to guide teaching
by providing data to:
Identify strengths and gap areas
Target content areas for remediation
Assist in making curriculum adjustments
Offer better and more individualized instruction
Pre-tests are intended to be administered at the time a student is entering a CTE program. A pre-test can also be administered at a specific point in the curriculum when there is still time for remediation prior to program completion. Please review NOCTI’s pre-test guidelines for administration details.
Pre-tests provide opportunities for students!
How is a pre-test administered?
Students are able to:
Experience NOCTI’s online testing system which may help to reduce test anxiety
Preview the types of questions presented on an end-of-program assessment
Recognize their strengths and areas needing improvement
Pre-tests can be administered most efficiently using NOCTI's online testing system which provides immediate scores. Online testing also offers a cost savings over traditional paper/pencil administration. A proctored environment following NOCTI's administration guidelines is required.