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Pennsylvania

NOCTI is the assessment provider for approved Job Ready and customized assessments administered as part of the Student Occupational Competency Testing required by the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE), Bureau of Career and Technical Education (BCTE).

Testing Forms, Requirements, and Benchmarks
Test Crosswalk
Technical Assistance Program (TAP)
Contact Information


 Program of Study Customized Assessments

NOCTI is the assessment provider for Programs of Study customized tests. Study Guides and Instructor Prep Packs are available for the customized assessments. Click the links below for assessment blueprints.


College Credit Recommendation
The National College Credit Recommendation Service (NCCRS) has evaluated the Pennsylvania customized assessments listed above to translate the content into college credit equivalencies. Students must meet a 70% benchmark on an approved assessment to be eligible. A College Credit Recommendation Report will be posted to the Client Services Center for each eligible student at no additional cost. For more information, including a list of eligible assessments and their corresponding college credit recommendation, visit http://www.nocti.org/nccrs.cfm.


Retired NOCTI Painting and Decorating Assessment

NOCTI’s Painting and Decorating assessment is included on the test crosswalk for 46.0408, Painting/Painter and Wall Coverer. Click the link below for the assessment blueprint and list of materials and supplies.



Data Upload Tool

As part of the assessment contract with NOCTI, the Bureau of Career and Technical Education added NOCTI’s Data Upload Tool for all schools testing as part of the TAP and Student Occupational Competency Testing Programs. The Data Upload Tool is accessed at the Client Services Center to upload student data and use that data to:

  • Assign user codes quickly and easily
  • Ensure the accuracy of participant information for reporting
  • Correctly match participant data for pre- and post-test administration


Pennsylvania State Averages

Below are the Pennsylvania state averages as of July 2016 for NOCTI assessments.

State Averages – Secondary