Are there alternatives for students to take NOCTI and Precision exams remotely/from home? Will they modify the assessment or waive the hands-on component (and accept an online portion only) for students?

Updated April 16, 2020 

Please refer to FAQ above for CTE and the DOE Office of Academic Policy and Systems’ guidance on how schools may handle technical assessments for this spring 2020. Please also refer to the guidance from the NYSED Board of Regents as well as NYSED’s FAQ from April 7, 2020.

Added April 28, 2020

Check with your vendor if there are additional costs for remote proctoring or if they may be willing to extend the assessment administration into the next fiscal year. Depending on the industry’s expectation for a credential, the school should consider if the technical assessment provides value for the student to take, even if it means paying an additional fee for the exam for the remote proctoring. NYSED’s decision to waive the technical assessment includes, among other reasons, concern over whether all eligible students have equitable access to take exams. The school ultimately will need to decide if there is industry value for students to take the technical assessment this spring, beyond demonstrating competency or knowledge in the given area.