Career Competency Tests

  • The State of New Jersey requires 87.5% passing rate by completers in all career and technical programs offered through career competency tests or certification tests.

    Through this testing program we can measure:

    • Curriculum effectiveness
    • Instructional methods
    • Successful linkage with the world of work
    • Assessment requirements of School-to-Work legislation
    • The transition between school and work

    Many of the tests are comprised of two components:  performance test and written competency test.

    The performance test is a work sample test which requires the test participant to demonstrate his/her acquired skill be doing an actual segment of work using tools, materials, machines and equipment characteristic of the career for which the test is designed.

    The written test is an effective instrument used to measure certain aspects of career competence such as factual knowledge and theoretical knowledge about the career.