NOCTI Announces College Credit Recommendation Initiative at CareerTech Vision 2012

NOCTI Announces College Credit Recommendation Initiative at CareerTech Vision 2012

12/20/2012
Big Rapids, MI

BIG RAPIDS, MI - NOCTI officially unveiled its College Credit Recommendation Initiative at the international CareerTech Vision 2012 Conference in Atlanta, Georgia on November 29th.
 
In the spring of 2012, NOCTI collaborated with the National College Credit Recommendation Service (NCCRS) from New York, to evaluate over 25 NOCTI assessments for possible college credit recommendations. The NCCRS recruited experienced industry experts and professors from across the nation to evaluate the rigor of the NOCTI assessments and translate the content into college credit equivalencies. As a result of the review, NOCTI is pleased to report that 28 written assessments (one component of the full NOCTI credential) have been recommended for college credit, ranging from one to six credits per assessment.
 
Any student meeting a 70% benchmark on one of the approved NOCTI assessments is eligible to receive the College Credit Recommendation Report. This report is automatically generated as part of the NOCTI scoring package for eligible students. Not only can this report be a valuable component of a student's portfolio, it can also be presented at any of the 1500+ participating colleges and universities for college credit consideration. NOCTI has also collaborated with Excelsior College to offer students the option to obtain an official college transcript.
 
President/CEO, John Foster commented, "We are very excited about this initiative and the buzz it is creating in the CTE community. This is not only a great benefit for students, but also great news for the CTE community because it underscores the rigor of the technical programs our CTE system delivers." As Dr. Foster mentioned, the initiative has received very positive feedback from administrators, teachers, and students resulting in NOCTI moving forward with "phase two" to have additional test titles evaluated.
 
As recommendations for additional titles are available, the information will be provided to customers through external communications and via NOCTI's website, Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn pages.

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Contact: Amie Bloomfield
Phone:  1.800.334.6283 x213
amie.bloomfield@nocti.org
 
About NOCTI

NOCTI provides curricular and instructional improvement tools for secondary and post-secondary institutions. In addition to over 80 standardized assessments, NOCTI also works with customers to create customized solutions. Services include job and task analysis, assessment construction, assessment delivery, score reporting, score interpretation and professional development workshops. Nocti Business Solutions, a subsidiary of NOCTI, addresses the needs of business/industry by offering customized solutions to enhance workplace productivity.
 
About The National College Credit Recommendation Service

Since 1973, the National College Credit Recommendation Service (NCCRS) has been evaluating training and education programs offered outside of the traditional college classroom setting and translating them into college credit equivalencies. The NCCRS coordinates teams of college faculty evaluators and subject matter experts to conduct extensive reviews of education and training programs. Over 1500 Cooperating Colleges and Universities will consider granting actual college credit based on NCCRS recommendations and in accordance with the college's own transfer policies.