NOCTI Professional Development on Assessment Data Use
A Case Study with Aldo Jackson of Erie County Technical School
NOCTI is leading a study focused on the development of interventions that combine the professional development of teachers and administrators in schools with how they can use the data and information obtained from administering technical assessments in the secondary-level CTE classroom to make decisions about how to improve student achievement. In 2009, the NOCTI team conducted a descriptive survey that investigated how secondary CTE educators, both administrators and teachers, use technical assessment data to improve program curriculum and identify individual and group instructional needs. In order to gain additional perspectives on schools' adoption of data use for program improvement, the team also conducted case studies in six sites. Overall, educators indicated that their opinion of testing had improved as a result of professional development on the use of assessment data, and several commented that the main reason for the change was a better understanding of tests and the use of assessment data.
As part of this project, Catherine Imperatore of ACTE spoke to Dr. Aldo Jackson of Erie County Technical School about his school's involvement in the NOCTI project.