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New York State Career Development and Occupational Studies Commencement Credential. New York State Education Department P-12: Office of Special Education October 2013 MODULE 6: Option 2: National Work Readiness Credentials. Topics. Topics Review of Options 1 and 2

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New york state career development and occupational studies commencement credential

New York State Career Development and Occupational Studies Commencement Credential

New York State Education Department

P-12: Office of Special Education

October 2013

MODULE 6: Option 2: National Work Readiness Credentials


Topics

Topics

Topics

Review of Options 1 and 2

New York Comprehensive Center Research

Nationally Recognized Work Readiness Credential: Common Elements

Review of each nationally recognized credential

Skills Assessed

Reading and Math Levels

Curriculum/Training Materials

Test Administration

Costs

Unique Features

Vendor

Considerations

Selection of National Credential and Options 1 and 2

Resources

*The information provided on the nationally recognized work readiness credentials is based on our review of the credentials. For official information, contact the vendor.


May not offer option 2 as only means to earn cdos commencement credential s credentials

** May not offer Option 2 as only means to earn CDOS Commencement Credential.

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New york state career development and occupational studies commencement credential

New York Comprehensive Center (NYCC) Research

Literature Review

Interviews

Districts and BOCES personnel

Institutes of Higher Education

New York State Trade and Industry Advisories

Other States

National Credential Vendors


New york state career development and occupational studies commencement credential

Common Elements

Each of the 4 National Work Readiness Credentials:

Signal readiness for entry-level employment;

Developed in collaboration with business and industry experts and educators;

Measure slightly different skills;

Provide common language for describing basic job skills;

Require students to pass assessments;

Allows accommodations for individuals with disabilities;

Meets industry standards for validity and reliability; and

Has associated costs.


New york state career development and occupational studies commencement credential

National Work Readiness Credential (NWRC)

Skills Assessed

Listening, reading with understanding, using math to solve problems, cooperating with others, resolving conflict and negotiating, taking responsibility for learning and critical observation

Reading and Math Levels

Reading: 7th - 8th grade

Math: 7th - 8th grade

Curriculum/Training Materials

Guide for Trainers and Instructors

Work Readiness Credential Candidate Handbook

Sample tests


New york state career development and occupational studies commencement credential

National Work Readiness Credential (NWRC)

Test Administration

Web-based

Wide range of sites

4 modules completed within one year

Pass/Needs More Skill Development

Multiple choice

Costs

Approximately $75.00 for all 4 assessments

$18.00 test retake fee for each assessment

Unique Features

Lead agency: New York State Department of Labor (NYS DOL)

Assessment Vendor

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt's Steck-Vaughn www.steckvaughn.com/adulted1-800-225-5425


New york state career development and occupational studies commencement credential

Skills Assessed

Skill Connect™ Assessments

Technical skills and knowledge in more than 44 trade, industrial and technical areas

47 different assessments

Workforce Ready System®

General employability skills assessment

Reading and Math Levels

Reading - 8th grade

Math - grades 6th through 8th (depending on specific career assessment).

Curriculum/Training Materials

Blueprint of Competencies for each career area

Professional Development Program

CareerSafe®


New york state career development and occupational studies commencement credential

Test Administration

On-line assessment

May be administered at school

Must be proctored

No time limit

Costs

Non SkillsUSA members: $20.00 per assessment

Member schools: $10.00 discount per student

SkillsUSA/Print-Ed: $10.00 per assessment

Unique Features

Assesses career specific and general employability skills

Demonstration questions

NYS registered CTE programs

Vendor

SkillsUSAhttp://www.workforcereadysystem.org/index.shtml

[email protected]


New york state career development and occupational studies commencement credential

National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC)

Skills Assessed

NCRC - WorkKeys

Reading for Information

Applied Mathematics

Locating Information

NCRC Plus

Soft Skills

Reading and Math Levels

Reading: 8th grade through high school

Math: 5th grade through high school

Curriculum/Training Materials

KeyTrain

Career Ready 101

KeyTrain CAREER SKILLS


New york state career development and occupational studies commencement credential

National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC)

Test Administration

Licensed test sites only: schools may be licensed

Costs

3 assessments: each costs $5.50 per person

Certificate cost: additional $5.50 per person

Licensed Test Site: $100 Membership

Unique Features

Results include four levels of performance (bronze, silver gold and platinum)

Levels equate to qualifications for specific jobs

Vendor

ACT, Inc. http://www.act.org/products/workforce-act-workkeys/

1-800-967-5539


New york state career development and occupational studies commencement credential

Workforce Skills Certification System (WSCS)

Skills Assessed

Applied mathematics and reading

Critical thinking and problem solving

Work place behaviors

Reading and Math Levels

CASAS Competencies and CASAS Content Standards

Relevant across full range of instructional levels: beginning literacy through high school

Curriculum/Training Materials

No single curriculum

Database (QuickSearch) of over 2,300 commercially-available print, audio, visual, and computer-based instructional materials


New york state career development and occupational studies commencement credential

Test Administration

Computer delivered

Multiple choice, written responses and video simulations

Administered at local, regional or state levels

Costs

Approximately $45 per candidate

Vary by number and type of tests

Additional start-up and software costs

Unique Features

Additional Skill Building Resources and Assessments

Vendor

Comprehensive Adult Student Assessment Systems (CASAS) https://www.casas.org/product-overviews/assessments/WSCS 1-800-255-1036; and

Learning Resources, Inc. (LRI) www.learning-resources.com 1-203-637-5047


Considerations selecting nationally recognized work readiness credential

Considerations: Selecting Nationally Recognized Work Readiness Credential

Resources and/or curriculum to support instruction

Assessment site

Flexibility and ease of administration

Obtain additional information

Cost verification and negotiation

Build capacity

One or more nationally recognized credentials

Offer Options 1 and 2


Considerations options 1 and 2

Considerations: Options 1 and 2

Career planning

Transition planning and services

Career-related instruction and workforce expectations

Opportunity for high school diploma

Parent and student knowledge of CDOS Credential

Instruction-Using CDOS credential in job search

Objective assessment of student skills

Implement with fidelity


Resources

Resources

National Work Readiness Credential (NWRC)

NYS Assessment Sites: http://www.labor.ny.gov/workforcenypartners/ta/NWRCMap.pdf

Becoming an Assessment Site: http://www.workreadiness.com/images/testsite.pdf

NYSDOL:(888-469-7365) [email protected]

National Career Readiness Certificate: WorkKeys

Employers Recognizing WorkKeys http://www.ncrcadvocates.org/PublicDocs/Employers/Employer%20List%20AUG%202011.pdf


Resources1

Resources

SkillsUSA Work Force Ready System and Employability Assessment

Blueprintshttp://www.workforcereadysystem.org/technical_areas.shtml

Comprehensive Adult Student Assessment Systems (CASAS) Workforce Skills Certification System (WSCS)

Work Related Competencies https://www.casas.org/docs/pagecontents/wscs_mastercompetenycrosswalkfinal.pdf?Status=Master

CASAS Competencies http://www.casas.org/docs/pagecontents/competencies.pdf?Status=Master

CASAS Basic Skills Content Standards https://www.casas.org/product-overviews/curriculum-management-instruction/casas-basic-skills-content-standards


Technical assistance

Technical Assistance

June 2013 Field Memorandum: NYS Career Development and Occupational Studies Commencement Credential http://www.p12.nysed.gov/specialed/publications/CDOScredential-memo-613.htm

Questions: email [email protected]

P-12: Office of Special Education: Diploma and Nondiploma Exiting Credentials http://www.p12.nysed.gov/specialed/gradrequire.html

Special Education Policy (518) 473-2878


Webinar modules

Webinar Modules

Module 1 – Overview

Module 2 – Career Plan and CareerZone

Module 3 – NYS CDOS Learning Standards

Module 4 – CTE Coursework and Work-based Learning

Module 5 – Employability Profile

Module 6 – National Work Readiness Credentials


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