By Joe Dockery
My students are excited about the prospect of earning their Adobe Certified Associate credential this year. I work in a small school district in the foothills of the Cascade Mountains of Washington state. Being a small school district, we don’t have a bunch of money to pay for all my students to take industry exams. So we partnered with the eight other school districts within our regional consortium (NEVAC). This has allowed us to purchase a Certiport site license ($2,500) for the ACA exam at my high school. We are currently working on hiring one of our building computer techs to proctor the exam for a few Saturdays ($1,000) at the end of each semester.
By setting up a regional testing center and sharing the cost, we will be able to offer the exam to ALL of our students at a fraction of the cost. What is even more exciting is an idea that grew out of the sharing of resources. We are currently working on setting up Saturday teacher workshops and student study sessions that will culminate in the certification exam. This way, all our instructors can collaborate with each other to prepare both themselves and their students for this exam.
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