April 2022

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Technical Skills Assessment (TSA) - Window Extended

Good News!

Almost 30,000 students are registered to take the spring Technical Skills Assessment. To ensure that there is ample time for your students to take the TSA, ADE is extending the testing deadline to Thursday Noon May 5th.

The TSA is important for you for accountability purposes, and it’s an important milestone for your students. All approved CTE programs are required to administer the Spring 2022 TSA.

A few important mentions:

  • Students can only take the test one time so make sure this is the best time for them to test.
  • Students with IEPS and 504's take the TSA with accommodations
  • Make sure all students have ample time to complete the test (360 minutes is allowed and more time can be added is needed).


This monthly communication will help to serve CTE administrators across the state by providing timely and informative updates that will support the work you do surrounding Career & Technical Education in your district, schools, and classrooms.

If ever you have questions, don't hesitate to reach out to an ACOVA Board Member; we are here to serve YOU!

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ACTE AZ Summer Conference Information

The Association for Career and Technical Education and the Arizona Department of Education is excited to host the “Returning to the Core of CTE” Summer Conference, which will be held July 15-20, 2022, in Tucson, Arizona.

This conference is open to administrators, counselors, teachers, and industry members. It will provide professional development sessions, as well as opportunities to connect and network with peers, program areas, and the CTE community.

Check the ACTEAZ Conference Link for Information on Conference and Hotel registration which is NOW OPEN!

CAMP M&M for CTE Administrators will be held on Saturday July 16th beginning at 8:00 AM at The Hacienda Del Sol Resort.

Please be sure to add CAMP M&M to your summer conference registration.

Spirit of ACOVA Award 2022 - Nominations Being Accepted through May 1st

The recipient of this award embodies the mission of ACOVA by building community, fostering advocacy and exhibiting strong leadership for Arizona CTE Administrators. All active members of ACOVA are eligible for this award: any educator (active or retired) whose major responsibility is (or was) the administration and/or supervision of Career & Technical Education in (1) any public school system, (2) public post-secondary institution, or (3) other public education and training agencies as defined by the Executive Committee.

Nominate a Colleague Here

ACOVA Elections Coming in April

Online election ballots will be coming to ACOVA Active Members* via email from ACOVA/Association Voting.** Active members will receive their ballots with a unique link on April 25th. Voting will close April 29th.

  • President Elect
  • Secretary
  • Member at Large (2)

*Active members are members who have attended at least one ACOVA event, Fall or Midwinter Conference per the ACOVA Bylaws.

**Association Voting is currently used by ACTE and ensures a secure election with one vote per active member.

Grants Updates

Your FY23 grants are now open. Grants are due May 2nd.

You must submit your Comprehensive Local Needs Assessment. This is a a review year so updates will need to be completed (use color coding).

Please check your FY22 grants for any additional allocations and submit your budget revisions as soon as possible.

SPEND all your money $$$$!

Looking for the ACOVA Annual Calendar? Click the button below!!!!!!

ACOVA - CTE Calendar

The ACOVA calendar contains dates for all CTE administrator tasks and Arizona CTE events. Download or make a copy for your own use. There is a separate tab for each month and tasks are color coded by category.


ACTE AZ Summer Conference - July 15-July 20, Tucson AZ

NCLA Best Practices & Innovations Conference - September 28-20, 2022, Cape Cod, MA

Upcoming ADE CTE Administrator Meetings

  • July 17, 2022 @ Summer Conference
    • 9:30 a.m. sign-in begins
    • Meeting: 10:00-11:30 a.m., Meeting begins promptly at 10:00 a.m.
    • Hilton El Conquistador, 10000 N Oracle Rd, Tucson, AZ 85704

Supporting documents for CTEA meetings are located by date under CTE Meeting Resources.


The Arizona Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTEAZ) is offering Premier Series classes this winter. Please see link below for availability.
Click Here for Premiere Series Monthly Offerings

Professional Development Opportunities NOTE: All Teachers and Directors are welcome to attend any training at any location.

Resources for CTE Administrators


ACOVA provides CTE Directors with the skills needed to successfully lead the CTE enterprise within their school district. The professional organization is dedicated to the continued support and training of all current and aspiring CTE Directors; CTE leadership is a journey, not a destination.

ACOVA operates as a 501(C)3 non-profit organization. For more information about what ACOVA has to offer, please visit our website at