High Tech Business Computer Applications Majors Pass NOCTI Exam

(North Bergen—June 16, 2016) High Tech Business Computer Applications majors from Dr. Syed Abbasi’s class took the state-mandated, nationally-accredited exam, administered by the National Occupational Competency Testing Institute (NOCTI), and everyone passed, announced Dr. Joseph Giammarella, Principal of High Tech.
NOCTI, based in Big Rapids, Michigan, administers job-ready assessments based on nationally validated, workplace-based standards that measure the skills of students who have completed a program of study within an occupation. The exam measures students of occupational competency achieved through a written (cognitive) test of technical knowledge and hands-on skills demonstration/performance (psychomotor) test of technical /manipulative skills.

High Tech Business Computer Applications majors took the Business Information Processing (written and performance) test. As in the past several years, every one of Dr. Abbasi’s students passed the exam, a 100% success rate, with an average score of 90%, which exceeds the national and the state average.

The following High Tech students took the NOCTI and successfully passed: Bayonne residents Paige Finnerty and Nadia Mkanyia, Bansari Patel of North Bergen, and Jersey City resident Adrion Perez.

“I am very proud of all my students for their efforts to bring recognition to High Tech High School,” says Dr. Syed Abbasi, veteran of the High Tech Business Department.

From left, Nadia Mkanyia, Bansari Patel, Paige Finnerty, and Adrion Perez

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