Frequently Asked Questions
- What is a CRE?
A CRE is the Career Resource Educator of the school. The CRE has three primary duties: 1) serves as a liaison for Lewis & Clark and all partner schools for IEP meetings, 2) serves as a counselor for students with IEPs while at Lewis & Clark, and, 3) is responsible for helping meet all modifications and accommodations for the students while placed in our programs.
- How does an IEP work at Lewis & Clark?
A student's IEP works the same at Lewis & Clark as it does at their home school. All accommodations and modifications are met within the same guidelines as directed in the IEP.
There are a few specific accommodations or modifications that cannot be met in certain Lewis & Clark programs due to the nature of the respective program. Sometimes these are based on safety concerns for the student or other students in the class. Any particular concerns regarding meeting accommodations or modifications will be addressed on an individual basis as necessary.
- What about the testing requirements? Do you take into account a student’s IEP during the entrance test?
With one program exception (ARBS), all Lewis & Clark applicants are required to take the OASIS (The Occupational Aptitude Survey and Interest Schedule) test. It is a nationally normed test designed for students between the 8th grade and 12th grade. It is a test designed to rate students on whether or not they would be successful in the specific programs in which they are applying. While the directions are read aloud to them, the test is not something that can be read. Many students with IEPs also take the ACE test.
- What is the ACE test?
The ACE (Aptitude and Career Exploration) test is a hands-on entrance test that can be applied to work in conjunction with the OASIS test. It is available for students with an IEP or 504 for all students from our sending school districts. The ACE test is performed at Lewis & Clark and can take up to 100 minutes to complete. Typically, prospective students come to the career center on their home school’s Lewis & Clark bus and stay for the duration of the ½ day period.
Students that are typically referred to take the ACE test are students with the accommodation of having extended time to take a test or students that utilize having their test read to them. This test does NOT replace the OASIS, but can offer additional support for the student’s application to Lewis & Clark.
Contact your student’s case manager or the school’s WEC (work experience coordinator) for information on how to have your student ACE tested.