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This blog provides a platform for resources to be shared and discussions to be engaged in by anyone providing transitioning services. The content of the blog is especially applicable to those involved in the Illinois Transitions Academy.

The Transitions Academy is designed to assist colleges and partnerships working on developing Bridge and ICAPS (Integrated Career and Academic Preparation System) programs by increasing awareness of the expanding partnership between Adult Education and Career and Technical Education as it relates to the ICAPS model, Accelerating Opportunity, Illinois Bridge programs, and Illinois Programs of Study. The Transitions Academy is designed to assist colleges and partnerships working on developing Bridge and ICAPS (Integrated Career and Academic Preparation System) programs.



Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Manufacturing Curriculum Pre– and Post-Assessments Aligned



In response to a need for employers to hire MSSC Safety Certified employees and an additional need to accelerate the training process, pre– and post-assessments as well as additional lesson resources have been created to be used in partnership with the state Manufacturing Contextualized Curriculum. The new supplemental lessons to the Manufacturing Curriculum ensure MSSC Safety concepts are addressed. These lessons can be found on the ICCB website with the original Manufacturing Bridge Curriculum under supplemental lessons fy14: http://64.107.108.133adulted.curriculum.manufacturing.html

The pre- and post-assessments consist of questions compiled to evaluate student readiness for the completion of the Manufacturing Skill Standards Council (MSSC) Certified Production Technician (CPTAE) Safety Certification work keys and the J. J. Keller’s OSHA Safety Training Handbook. Evaluators can use the questions as needed. It is recommended to use 20 to 25 questions for pre-assessment and 20 to 25 for post-assessment of students.  This allows for flexibility and for the rotation of assessment questions to avoid overuse. Based on assessment scores, decisions can be made about the readiness of students to test for the MSSC Safety Certification.

Join the creator of these materials, Bill Kuban of Prairie State College, at the annual adult education fall conferences to learn more and to receive copies of the materials.

For more information now about the assessments or about the supplemental lessons, contact
Sarah Goldammer at sgoldam@siue.edu.

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