NCHSTE, in partnership with the Utah Office of Education, was the recipient of a second grant, the National Building Linkages projects.
The accountability criteria were validated by school-based teams from the 17 states that were members of NCHSTE at the time of standards development.
Ten school-based teams from five NCHSTE member states volunteered to participate in the process and validated the accountability criteria.
Schools and employers from the 20 states represented on the NCHSTE Board of Directors completed a review of accountability criteria to determine appropriateness and usability.
Those participating in the exam were given certificates of participation and NCHSTE pens in appreciation for their time and thoughtful responses.
The testing company and NCHSTE will endorse the certificate.
As part of the Health Science Building Linkages project, NCHSTE also developed more than 175 activities spanning grades K-12.