The state of Pennsylvania has been engaged in training students and assessing their Occupational Skills attainment for many decades (Kapes, 2001). Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) established a system of recognizing high achievement through a Skill Certificate Program which utilized 14 national and local tests. Initially the Commonwealth established a Pass/Fail decision process for one such test outlined in a report entitled: An Evaluation of Pennsylvania Occupational Competency Written Exams Administered During 1975-78 (Kapes and Funk, 1978). However there was no system in place for evaluating and approving tests. The project in this document outlines the process for establishing and implementing a system for evaluating potential tests that might be used to measure student occupational skill attainment and determining job readiness.