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If you were looking for the Idaho Apprentice program pages, please go to Apprenticeship.

For all other Idaho/CTECS testing, the testing process is completely different this year (2018-19)! CTECS is working with Idaho CTE leadership to enroll teachers as test site administrators and to pre-load student test takers into the E-SESS online testing program.The cost of the tests are linked to registration and paid for by the state as well. So you will NOT complete a Purchaser's Agreement. A calendar has been set for the WRA (Workplace Readiness Skills Assessment) and TSAs (technical skills assessments with Pre-tests), see below.

Please refer to The Idaho CTE FAQs for Assessments. FAQs for Idaho-specific information. Menu options in the left column provide additional important details. Preparation for the administration of testing is a multi-step experience and requires processing time.

Your primary point-of-contact is the ICTE for testing questions and calendar or related issues. You should contact CTECS with E-SESS technical issues, only.

Idaho CTE Assessment and Registration Questions:

CTECS Technical Support Contacts


Testing Calendar

Test Type Date Paid By Eligible Students

Pre-tests

(cannot replace the TSA, no cutscore)

You must enroll your students for Pre-tests! Refer to the information on the Pre-test Student Registration webpage.

August - September ICTE Capstone students

Technical Skills Assessments (TSAs)

(official end of program assessment or TSA) ICTE organizes student registration within prescribed testing schedule.* 

November - April

May - June*

ICTE

District $8

Capstone students

Retakes

(paid by locality, one only, available after at least 14-calendar days of failed TSA post-test)

>14 calendar days after TSA* District $8 Capstone students

Workplace Readiness Skills Assessment (WRA)

No WRA pre-tests or retakes are offered at this time.

November - February

March - June*

ICTE/ISEE**

District $10

CTE seiors, second CTE course (grades 9-12)

*Important! You can test students outside of the ICTE testing schedule, but you must use local funds. Please contact CTECS to get started with this process. Email rmarshall@ctecs.org or call 404-994-6534  / 404-994-6536

**ICTE will pay for eligible students.

 

Types of tests that CTECS offers Idaho

All tests currently available have been listed below with descriptions and prices. Tests for all programs are not yet available.

Pre-Tests:  To enroll students for pre-tests, click here

Note on tests in Pilot stage! Tests in Pilot stage are in development and participants are by invitation only.  Please contact Dona Orr, dona.orr@cte.idaho.gov, Idaho Career and Technical Education.

 

 
 
Technical Skills Assessments (TSAs)

Post-Tests (TSAs)

The following can be used as the approved end-of-program (100-item, multiple-choice, 60-minute timed) assessment under the following titles:

  • Idaho Administrative Services (Standard of mastery: 70%)
  • Idaho Accounting (Standard of mastery: 75%)
  • Idaho Agribusiness (Standard of mastery: 55%)
  • Idaho Agricultural Mechanics and Power Systems (Standard of mastery: 63%)
  • Idaho Animal Science (Standard of mastery: 68%)
  • Idaho Automated Manufacturing (Standard of mastery: 63%)
  • Idaho Automotive Technology (Standard of mastery: 64%)
  • Idaho Business Management (Standard of mastery: 65%)
  • Idaho Cabinetry and Millwork (Standard of mastery: 65%)
  • Idaho Collision Repair (Standard of mastery: 66%)
  • Idaho Culinary Arts (Standard of mastery: 70%)
  • Idaho Dental Assisting (Standard of mastery: 61%)
  • Idaho Diesel Technology (Standard of mastery: 60%)
  • Idaho Digital Communications (Standard of mastery: 62%)
  • Idaho Drafting and Design (Standard of mastery: 70%)
  • Idaho Early Childhood Education (Standard of mastery: 66%)
  • Idaho Education Assistant (Standard of mastery: 71%)
  • Idaho Electronics Technology (Standard of mastery: 66%)
  • Idaho Fire Science (Standard of Mastery: 63%)
  • Idaho Graphic Design (Standard of mastery: 65%)
  • Idaho Hospitality and Tourism (Standard of mastery: 68%)
  • Idaho Industrial Mechanics (Standard of mastery: 62%)
  • Idaho Law Enforcement (Standard of mastery: 63%)
  • Idaho Marketing (Standard of mastery: 73%)
  • Idaho Media Technology--Broadcasting (Standard of mastery: 67%)
  • Idaho Media Technology--Commercial Photography (Standard of Mastery: 68%)
  • Idaho Networking Support (Standard of mastery: 62%)
  • Idaho Nursing Assistant (Standard of mastery: 73%)
  • Idaho Ornamental Horticulture (Standard of mastery: 60%)
  • Idaho Pharmacy Technician (Standard of mastery: 69%)
  • Idaho Physical Therapy (Standard of mastery: 62%)
  • Idaho Plant and Soil (Standard of mastery: 60%)
  • Idaho Precision Machining (Standard of mastery: 68%)
  • Idaho Pre-Engineering Technology (Standard of mastery: 71%)
  • Idaho Programming and Software Development (Standard of mastery: 64%)
  • Idaho Residential Construction (Standard of mastery: 72%)
  • Idaho Small Engine Repair / Power Sports (Standard of mastery: 63%)
  • Idaho Web Design and Development (Standard of mastery: 67%)
  • Idaho Welding (Standard of mastery: 70%)

Retakes of Post-Test (TSAs)

The following can be used as the approved end-of-program (100-item, multiple-choice, 60-minute timed) assessment under the following titles:

  • Idaho Administrative Services (Standard of mastery: 70%)
  • Idaho Accounting (Standard of mastery: 75%)
  • Idaho Agribusiness (Standard of mastery: 55%)
  • Idaho Agricultural Mechanics and Power Systems (Standard of mastery: 63%)
  • Idaho Animal Science (Standard of mastery: 68%)
  • Idaho Automated Manufacturing (Standard of mastery: 63%)
  • Idaho Automotive Technology (Standard of mastery: 64%)
  • Idaho Business Management (Standard of mastery: 65%)
  • Idaho Cabinetry and Millwork (Standard of mastery: 65%)
  • Idaho Collision Repair (Standard of mastery: 66%)
  • Idaho Culinary Arts (Standard of mastery: 70%)
  • Idaho Dental Assisting (Standard of mastery: 61%)
  • Idaho Diesel Technology (Standard of mastery: 60%)
  • Idaho Digital Communications (Standard of mastery: 62%)
  • Idaho Drafting and Design (Standard of mastery: 70%)
  • Idaho Early Childhood Education (Standard of mastery: 66%)
  • Idaho Education Assistant (Standard of mastery: 71%)
  • Idaho Electronics Technology (Standard of mastery: 66%)
  • Idaho Fire Science (Standard of mastery: 63%)
  • Idaho Graphic Design (Standard of mastery: 65%)
  • Idaho Hospitality and Tourism (Standard of mastery: 68%)
  • Idaho Industrial Mechanics (Standard of mastery: 62%)
  • Idaho Law Enforcement (Standard of mastery: 63%)
  • Idaho Marketing (Standard of mastery: 73%)
  • Idaho Media Technology--Broadcasting (Standard of mastery: 67%)
  • Idaho Media Technology--Commercial Photography (Standard of Mastery: 68%)
  • Idaho Networking Support (Standard of mastery: 62%)
  • Idaho Nursing Assistant (Standard of mastery: 73%)
  • Idaho Ornamental Horticulture (Standard of mastery: 60%)
  • Idaho Pharmacy Technician (Standard of mastery: 69%)
  • Idaho Physical Therapy (Standard of mastery: 62%)
  • Idaho Plant and Soil (Standard of mastery: 60%)
  • Idaho Precision Machining (Standard of mastery: 68%)
  • Idaho Pre-Engineering Technology (Standard of mastery: 71%)
  • Idaho Programming and Software Development (Standard of mastery: 64%)
  • Idaho Residential Construction (Standard of mastery: 72%)
  • Idaho Small Engine Repair / Power Sports (Standard of mastery: 63%)
  • Idaho Web Design and Development (Standard of mastery: 67%)
  • Idaho Welding (Standard of mastery: 70%)

Pre-Tests

The folllowing pre-tests can be taken (intended for concentrators):

  • (Pretest) Idaho Administrative Services
  • (Pretest) Idaho Accounting
  • (Pretest) Idaho Agribusiness
  • (Pretest) Idaho Agricultural Mechanics and Power Systems
  • (Pretest) Idaho Animal Science
  • (Pretest) Idaho Automated Manufacturing
  • (Pretest) Idaho Automotive Technology
  • (Pretest) Idaho Business Management
  • (Pretest) Idaho Cabinetry and Millwork
  • (Pretest) Idaho Collision Repair
  • (Pretest) Idaho Culinary Arts
  • (Pretest) Idaho Dental Assisting
  • (Pretest) Idaho Diesel Technology
  • (Pretest) Idaho Digital Communications
  • (Pretest) Idaho Drafting and Design
  • (Pretest) Idaho Early Childhood Education
  • (Pretest) Idaho Education Assistant
  • (Pretest) Idaho Electronics Technology
  • (Pretest) Idaho Fire Science
  • (Pretest) Idaho Graphic Design
  • (Pretest) Hospitality and Tourism
  • (Pretest) Idaho Industrial Mechanics
  • (Pretest) Idaho IT Networking Support
  • (Pretest) Idaho Law Enforcement
  • (Pretest) Idaho Marketing
  • (Pretest) Idaho Media Technology--Broadcasting
  • (Pretest) Idaho Media Technology--Commercial Photography
  • (Pretest) Idaho Nursing Assistant
  • (Pretest) Idaho Ornamental Horticulture
  • (Pretest) Idaho Pharmacy Technician
  • (Pretest) Idaho Physical Therapy
  • (Pretest) Idaho Plant and Soil
  • (Pretest) Idaho Precision Machining
  • (Pretest) Idaho Pre-Engineering Technology
  • (Pretest) Idaho Programming and Software Development
  • (Pretest) Idaho Residential Construction
  • (PreTest) Idaho Small Engine Repair / Power Sports
  • (Pretest) Idaho Web Design and Development
  • (Pretest) Idaho Welding