16 KAR 6:020. Written examination prerequisites for occupation-based career and technical education teachers

Link to law: http://www.lrc.ky.gov/kar/016/006/020.htm
Published: 2015

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      16 KAR 6:020. Written examination

prerequisites for occupation-based career and technical education teachers.

 

      RELATES TO: KRS 161.020, 161.028, 161.030

      STATUTORY AUTHORITY: KRS 161.028, 161.030

      NECESSITY, FUNCTION, AND CONFORMITY: KRS

161.030(3)(a) requires that all new teachers, including out-of-state teachers

with less than two (2) years' experience, successfully complete appropriate

written tests prior to initial certification in Kentucky and serve a one (1)

year internship. This administrative regulation establishes the tests and

passing scores for occupation-based career and technical education teachers

certified under 16 KAR 2:020.

 

      Section 1. (1) All new information

technology, industrial education, health science, human service, and public

service teacher applicants, and other applicants for occupation-based career

and technical education teacher certificates both with and without a teacher

preparation degree, and out-of-state applicants for occupation-based career and

technical education certification with less than two (2) years of teaching

experience shall successfully complete the appropriate written tests prior to

initial Kentucky certification.

      (2) Each applicant without an educator preparation

degree shall successfully complete either the Pre-Professional Skills Test

(PPST) or the COMPASS Test for communication skills and general knowledge.

      (3) All applicants shall demonstrate

subject matter competency via passage of the specialty test in the occupational

area for which certification is to be granted or completion of the appropriate

state or national industry licensure, certification, or registration as

established in this administrative regulation.

      (4) The certificates, examinations, or prerequisites

shall be divided into the following three (3) categories:

      (a) Industrial education and information

technology:

      1. National Occupational Competency

Testing Institute's (NOCTI) Teacher Occupational Competency Test (TOCT) if one

(1) corresponding to the teaching specialty is available;

      2. Kentucky Department of Education or

Kentucky Department of Workforce Investment developed or identified assessment

corresponding to the teaching specialty;

      3. Appropriate state or national industry

licensure, certification, or registration; or

      4. Minimum postsecondary educational

attainment in a related area of study;

      (b) Health science and human services.

      1. The appropriate state or national industry

licensure, certification, or registration; or

      2. Minimum postsecondary education

attainment in a related area of study; or

      (c) Public-service. The appropriate state

or national industry licensure, certification, or registration.

 

      Section 2. The Education Professional

Standards Board shall require the specialty tests and passing scores or other

examination prerequisites identified in this section for each new teacher

applicant and each teacher seeking an additional certificate.

      (1) Preprofessional Skills Test:

      (a) Reading - 167;

      (b) Mathematics - 166; and

      (c) Writing - 167;

      (2) In lieu of the Preprofessional Skills

Tests identified in subsection (1) of this section, a new teacher applicant may

meet the testing requirement by obtaining the following COMPASS Test scores:

      (a) Reading - 78;

      (b)1. Prealgebra - 48; or

      2. Algebra - any reported score; and

      (c) Writing - 68.

      (3) Specialty area tests or other

examination prerequisites for industrial education certification:

      (a) Auto body technology and collision

repair and refinish:

      1. NOCTI Collision Repair/Refinishing

Technology Test - 61; or

      2. Automotive Service Excellence (ASE)

certification;

      (b) Automotive technology:

      1. NOCTI Automotive Technology Test - 63;

or

      2. Automotive Service Excellence (ASE)

certification;

      (c) Aviation flight technician. Federal

Aviation Administration certified commercial license with instructor

endorsement;

      (d) Aviation maintenance technician.

Federal Aviation Administration certified airframe and power plant;

      (e) Building and apartment maintenance.

NOCTI Building Trades Maintenance - 52;

      (f) Construction Carpentry. NOCTI

Carpentry - 58;

      (g) Computer Aided Drafting and Drafting

technology. NOCTI Technical Drafting - 62;

      (h) Diesel technology:

      1. NOCTI Diesel Mechanics - 62; or

      2. Automotive Service Excellence (ASE)

certification;

      (i) Digital media. No test identified;

      (j) Electrical technology. NOCTI

Electrical Technology Construction - 45;

      (k) Engineering technology. Bachelor’s

degree in engineering or engineering technology;

      (l) Environmental technology. No test

identified;

      (m) HVAC and Air conditioning technology.

No test identified;

      (n) Heavy equipment. Commonwealth of

Kentucky license for equipment taught;

      (o) Industrial chemical technology.

Bachelor’s degree in chemistry or related sciences;

      (p) Industrial electronics technology. No

test identified;

      (q) Industrial maintenance technology.

NOCTI Industrial Maintenance Mechanic - 44;

      (r) Interior finishing and design. No

test identified;

      (s) Machine tool technology. NOCTI

Precision Machining - 50;

      (t) Major appliance technology. No test

identified;

      (u) Manufacturing. NOCTI Industrial

Maintenance Mechanic - 44;

      (v) Marine technology. No test

identified;

      (w) Masonry - No test identified;

      (x) Metal fabrication. No test

identified;

      (y) Multimedia technology:

      1. Macromedia Certified Professional; or

      2. Adobe Certified Expert;

      (z) Plastics technology. No test

identified;

      (aa) Plumbing technology. NOCTI Plumbing

- 55;

      (bb) Printing technology. No test

identified;

      (cc) Small engine and motorcycle repair

technology:

      1. NOCTI Small engine technology - 71; or

      2. Equipment and Engine Training Council

(EETC) Outdoor Power Equipment Certification;

      (dd) Visual communication art.

      1. NOCTI Advertising and Design - 69; or

      2. Adobe-certified expert in Photoshop or

Illustrator;

      (ee) Welding:

      1. NOCTI Welding - 53; or

      2. American Welding Society (AWS)

Certified Welder; or

      (ff) Wood manufacturing technology. No

test identified;

      (4) Specialty area tests or other

examination prerequisites for health science and human service:

      (a) Allied health sciences. Active licensure,

certification, or registration by a state or nationally-recognized accrediting

agency as a professional health care practitioner following completion of a minimum

of an associate degree or technical diploma preparation program;

      (b) Barbering. A license for teacher of

barbering issued by the Kentucky Board of Barbering;

      (c) Biomedical sciences. Baccalaureate or

higher degree in biomedical or health science area;

      (d) Culinary arts. In the field of

culinary arts, an individual shall provide proof of one (1) of the following

prerequisites:

      1. NOCTI Commercial Foods - 55; or

      2. American Culinary Federation

Professional Certification;

      (e) Cosmetology. A license for instructor

of cosmetology issued by the Kentucky Board of Hairdressers and Cosmetologists;

      (f) Health science. An active Registered

Nurse License in Kentucky and meet applicable accrediting body state and

federal requirements; or

      (g) Practical nursing. An active

Registered Nurse License in Kentucky and baccalaureate or higher degree in

nursing;

      (5) Specialty area tests or other

examination prerequisites for public service:

      (a) EMS training. First Responder

Instructor Certification and EMT Instructor Certification by the Kentucky Board

of Emergency Medical Services;

      (b) Fire and rescue training. State Fire

Commission Instructor Certification;

      (c) Law Enforcement. Certification as a

police officer or police instructor from the Kentucky Law Enforcement Council;

or

      (6) Specialty area tests for information

technology:

      (a) Computing Technology Industry

Association (CompTIA):

      1. A+ Certification;

      2. Security+ Certification; or

      3. Network+ Certification;

      (b) Cisco Certified Network Associate

(CCNA);

      (c) Microsoft Certified Professional

(MCP);

      (d) Novell Certified Administrator (CAN);

or

      (e) NOCTI Computer Technology Test - 63.

 

      Section 3. A teacher applicant in any occupation-based

career and technical education program for which no appropriate specialty test

is yet available shall not be required to take a specialty test, except for

research and validation purposes. After a new program has been piloted and

fully implemented, a test shall be developed or identified and a new teacher

applicant shall be required to pass a designated specialty test.

 

      Section 4. (1) An applicant for initial

certification may take the written tests on any of the dates established by the

Kentucky Department of Workforce Investment, with the tests to be administered

on a regular basis.

      (2) Public announcement of testing dates

and locations shall be issued sufficiently in advance of testing dates to

permit advance registration as required by the Kentucky Department of Workforce

Investment.

      (3) An applicant shall seek information

regarding the dates and location of the tests and make application to the

Kentucky Department of Workforce Investment for the appropriate tests prior to

the deadlines established and sufficiently in advance of anticipated employment.

      (4) Applicants shall authorize test

results to be forwarded to the Education Professional Standards Board.

 

      Section 5. Applicants shall pay an

examination fee directly to the testing agency for the required tests. The

testing agency shall publish the examination fee with the publication of

testing dates.

 

      Section 6. An applicant who fails to

achieve at least the minimum score on any of the appropriate examinations may

retake the test or tests during one (1) of the scheduled test administrations.

All retakes shall meet the regularly scheduled testing dates. Initial

certification shall not be granted until acceptable scores are achieved in each

of the required areas.

 

      Section 7. Assessment Recency. (1) An applicant

for initial or additional Kentucky teacher certification shall comply with the

assessment recency requirements established in this section.

      (2) A test established in this

administrative regulation shall be valid for five (5) years from the test

administration date.

      (3) A passing score on a test established

in this administrative regulation and completed on or after January 1, 2002

shall be valid for five (5) years from the test administration date.

      (4)(a) A teacher shall complete

application for certification to the Education Professional Standards Board

within the five (5) year validity period of the test and the passing score.

      (b) A teacher who fails to complete

application for certification to the Education Professional Standard Board

within the five (5) year validity period of the test and the passing score

shall retake the appropriate test or tests and achieve the appropriate passing

score or scores required for certification at the time of application.

      (5) The test administration date shall be

established by the National Occupational Competency Testing Institute or other

authorized test administrator.

 

      Section 8. The Education Professional

Standards Board in conjunction with the Department of Workforce Investment shall

collect data and conduct analyses of the impact of these tests as to permit a

review of this administrative regulation on a regular basis. (23 Ky.R. 2356;

eff. 1-9-97; Am. 24 Ky.R. 1950; 2374; eff. 5-18-98; 26 Ky.R. 1037; 1416; eff.

1-18-2000; 28 Ky.R. 2070; 2343; eff. 5-16-2002; recodified from 704 KAR 20:475,

7-2-2002; 33 Ky.R. 830; 1270; eff. 12-1-06; Am. 37 Ky.R. 1318; 1622; eff.

2-4-2011.)