NCHSTENational Consortium of Health Science and Technology Education
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Scott Snelson, the chair of the Board of Directors of NCHSTE, is also the state specialist for health science and technology education for the Utah State Office of Education.
The Policy Advisory Committee, comprised of representatives from employer, labor, professional and education groups, was chaired by Nancy Langley-Raynor, co-founder of NCHSTE. Langley-Raynor, who is currently employed as an assessment specialist with the U.S.
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.
In addition to the model, NCHSTE has created the National Health Care Skill Standards to provide health science programs with a foundation on which to prepare students for employment.
This works in conjunction with the NCHSTE skill standards.