Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System
Certificate of Occupational Proficiency (C.O.P.) and Vocational Technical Competency Tracking System (VTCTS)
The Education Reform Act established the Certificate of Occupational Proficiency. The statute - M.G.L.c.69 section 1D (iii) states: The certificate of occupational proficiency shall be awarded to students who successfully complete a comprehensive education and training program in a particular trade or professional skill area and shall reflect a determination that the recipient has demonstrated mastery of a core of skills, competencies and knowledge comparable to that possessed by students of equivalent age entering the particular trade or profession from the most educationally advanced education systems in the world.
VTCTS is a Web-based system that assists teachers in monitoring student progress toward mastery of standards in the Massachusetts Vocational Technical Education (VTE) Frameworks.
Career/Vocational Technical Education
Vocational Technical Education Frameworks