CTE Technical Assessments

CTELogo Overview:

Technical assessments based on recognized industry and national standards are essential tools in career and technical education programs (CTE). The results of these assessments, document student performance based on the most current industry standards, and provide feedback to the school district/BOCES. Successful completion of a technical assessment is required for a student to earn a technical endorsement on the high school diploma, but is not a requirement for high school graduation.

The technical assessment required of approved (CTE) programs is defined in Commissioner's Regulations [100.5(d)(6)(ii)(b)] as:

"...an industry-developed assessment consisting of written examination(s), student project(s) and student demonstration(s) of technical skills to measure proficiency in a specific technical field through the application of national standards in such technical field."

Become a Microsoft Certified Office Specialist:

Students successfully completing the Electronic Information Processing Course will have the opportunity to sit for the Microsoft Office User Specialist exam in the area(s) of:  
Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access.

By passing the test(s), you will benefit from Microsoft Officer Specialist certification.  Post-secondary institutions and employers look favorably on this added certification.  That is because certification recognizes mastery within the Microsoft Office programs.  

Employers globally know that it is a smart move to hire certified candidates.  And, certification can be an employee's ticket to better career opportunities!


The National Occupational Competency Testing Institute (NOCTI) is a leading provider of high-quality occupational competency assessment products and services to secondary and post-secondary institutions in the United States and around the world.  NOCTI was created in 1999 to serve the special needs of business and industry.

NOCTI exams will be given to test successful mastery in the areas of:
Accounting, Computer Programming, and Retail Sales.