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  • 1. National Academy Foundation Student Certification System
    • Andy Rothstein
    • &
    • Andrew Bell
    • July 9, 2010
  • 2. The NAF Student Certification System supports Academy of Finance Academy of Hospitality and Tourism Academy of Information Technology
  • 3. Purpose of the Student Certification System
    • Measures student knowledge and application of key course curriculum content and skills
    • Improves fidelity to the NAF Academy model throughout the network of member Academies
    • Demonstrates students’ college- and career-readiness
    • Serves as a recognized credential by higher education for admission and advanced credit
    • Bridges the gaps between career-technical programs, college admission policies, and workforce-readiness initiatives
    • Helps NAF Academies apply for federal funding through the Perkins Act
  • 4. NAF Certification System employs rigorous high-stakes assessment principles to ensure Accountability Consistency Reliability Validity Equity
  • 5. NAF Certification System and NAF Curriculum
    • The Certification System
      • Is linked directly to curriculum learning objectives
      • Mirrors instructional strategies from the curriculum
      • Is a cognitively rigorous measurement of the curriculum
      • Measures a combination of academic, career-technical, and workforce-readiness skills
  • 6. Minimum Requirements for NAF Assessment Tools Overview
  • 7.
      • Is a summative assessment of student knowledge of content and skills for specific courses
      • Is a criterion-referenced assessment
      • Is linked to 16 selected curriculum learning objectives
      • Is based on 32 multiple-choice and 4 constructed-response items
      • Is to be administered online
    End-of-Course Examination
  • 8.
    • Learning Objective 4.10.4: Describe different types of insurance and summarize their purpose.
    •   Which of these is a purpose of life insurance?
    • It pays for the medical care of a policyholder who is sick in a hospital.
    • It provides money to the beneficiary of a policyholder who has died.*
    • It provides financial support to a policyholder who cannot work due to illness or injury.
    • It pays for damages caused by a policyholder who has been found negligent toward others.
    Financial Services: Multiple-Choice Item
  • 9.
    • Learning Objective 2.4.2: Describe the methods of market segmentation.
    • Which type of market segmentation involves grouping people based on characteristics such as age, gender, marital status, family size, income, or educational level?
    • geographic segmentation
    • demographic segmentation*
    • behavioristic segmentation
    • psychographic segmentation
    Hospitality Marketing: Multiple-Choice Item
  • 10.
    • Learning Objective 5.13.5: Describe how different types of computer storage devices work.
    • Hard drives must be able to communicate with the computer system bus to work with the rest of the system. Two of the most popular internal hard drive interfaces are Advanced Technology Attachment (ATA) and Small Computer System Interface (SCSI).
    •   Part a: Describe one advantage of the ATA hard drive interface over the SCSI hard drive interface. (1pt)
    • Part b: Describe one advantage of the SCSI hard drive interface over the ATA hard drive interface. (1pt)
    Computer Systems: Constructed-Response Item
  • 11.
    • Learning Objective 2.4.3 : Demonstrate the ability to analyze and record financial events.
    • Analyzing and recording financial events is the first step of the accounting cycle. Below are a financial event, a general journal, and a chart of accounts for Grandview Realtors.
    • Determine the two accounts that are affected by the financial event. (1pt)
    • Correctly record the financial event in the general journal. (1pt)
    Principles of Accounting: Constructed-Response Item
  • 12. Course Project Assessment for Certification
      • Is based on the course culminating project performed during the semester
      • Assesses student application of knowledge and skills linked to the course
      • Follows a common format and rubric to ensure consistency across courses and Academies
      • Is scored locally by teachers
      • Is uploaded as a digital file to NAF
  • 13. Course Project Assessment for Certification Components 3 Project Work Samples 3 Student Summary Reflection Forms 1 Rubric Teacher Administration Guide
  • 14.
  • 15. Student Summary Reflection Form
    • Asks Students to Discuss
      • Course content knowledge and skills acquired and applied to the project
      • Quality reflection on work samples and learning objectives
      • Individual contribution to the project
  • 16.
  • 17.
      • Demonstrates mastery of academy skills and knowledge in a workplace setting
      • Aligns to the NAF Gold Standards
      • Assesses student mastery of
        • Foundational and applied 21st-century and workplace-readiness skills (e.g., critical thinking, communication, collaboration)
        • Self-management and professionalism skills
        • Knowledge of the industry, profession, and workplace
        • Industry-specific technical and professional skills (e.g., network administration, customer service)
    Internship
  • 18.
      • Comprises
        • 4 End-of-course examinations
        • 4 Course project assessments
        • 1 Internship assessment
      • Comprehensive
      • Not Weighted
    Minimum Student Certification Portfolio
  • 19.
      • To guarantee the effectiveness of the system
      • To calibrate the assessment tools
      • To determine cut scores for proficiency
      • To revise and re-field test assessment items
      • To avoid penalizing students
    Why do we pilot the Student Certification System?
  • 20. Process for piloting the Student Certification System
  • 21.
      • Ask your teachers to help with teacher item reviews at the NAF Conferences
      • Ask your teachers to participate in a course pilot
    How can you help with the Pilots?
  • 22.
    • Courses to be piloted in Fall, 2010
    • Principles of Accounting (AOF)
    • Financial Services (AOF)
    • Ethics in Business (AOF)
    • Principles of Finance (AOF)
    • Computer Systems (AOIT)
    • Principles of Information Technology (AOIT)
    • Digital Video Production (AOIT)
    • Hospitality Marketing (AOHT)
    • Geography and World Cultures (AOHT)
    • Principles of Hospitality and Tourism (AOHT)
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  • 23.
    • Interested in participating in a teacher item review or course pilot?
    • Contact
    • Laura Fidler at NAF
    • Email: Laura@naf.org
    • Phone: (646) 896-3866
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  • 24.
      • Piloting of the end-of-course assessments and project assessments began in Fall 2009
      • Piloting of the internship will begin in Summer 2010
      • Courses will be piloted in Five Cohorts
      • All piloting should be completed by Spring 2012
      • Operational assessments for each course should be ready the semester following the completion of piloting
    Schedule of Pilot and Operational Assessments
  • 25.
    • Student Certification
    • should be completed by
    • Fall 2012
    • Portions will be rolled out in 2011
  • 26.
    • Questions?
  • 27.
    • Thank You!