One of the challenges in teaching is determining where a student has strengths and challenges during the learning process. The concept of reflective teaching is certainly not new in education, but in many cases, it is often overlooked and underutilized in the Career and Technical Education (CTE) setting. Many CTE programs across the country utilize the pre-test concept to measure growth and achievement to support the reflective teaching strategy.
Across the country, teachers are utilizing pre-test reports such as NOCTI’s Competency Report to see a powerful snapshot of the entire class, as well as individual student performance. This snapshot can promote discussion surrounding possible adjustments within the curriculum and instruction to meet the student needs as well as support quality instructional delivery.
Keep an eye out in the next week, as we will be publishing a new Spotlight Series article that focuses on using NOCTI pre-testing data to set the stage for improved growth in curriculum, instruction, and achievement within your CTE program. And be sure to register for the follow up webinar: Pre-Testing Data at Work, Wednesday, October 11th at 3:00pm EST.
NOCTI is pleased to welcome our two newest team members, Jackie and Renea!
Jackie Wernette is NOCTI's new Operations Specialist. She joined our team in June and is ready to dig in with her responsibilities as the new school year starts. Jackie provides support for order entry and related customer service and covers technical support for all our online systems. Jackie’s previous experience as a customer service representative will serve her well as part of the Operations team. Jackie enjoys spending time with family and friends (generally that involves sports or camping), bowling, crafts/DIY projects and music.
Renea Shively joined NOCTI in May 2017. She holds an Associate’s Degree in Business Administration and joins NOCTI’s Customer Care and Outreach division as a Project Specialist, providing support with state projects. Renea's previous data entry and customer service experience will be a great addition as the new school year begins. She enjoys being active outside, spending time with her children, and relaxing on the beach with a good book.