MS-CPAS



Mississippi Career Planning and Assessment System

The MS-CPAS, or the Mississippi Career Planning and Assessment System, is the test given to secondary and postsecondary CTE students, and the results are used to measure technical-skill attainment, which is one of the core indicators of performance required for Perkins IV reporting.

Spring 2018 Assessment Notice!
  • Final postsecondary reports are available on April 20, 2018.
  • Final secondary reports will be available by 5:00 pm on May 11, 2018.
  • National certification exam testing must be completed by COB on May 11, 2018. Exceptions are not allowed.

MS-CPAS Testing Resources

This document contains a list of the available practice tests for the spring 2018 testing term.

This document contains the pages from the CTE Testing Manual that test administrators and proctors will need for testing. Test coordinators can print this document and use it to train test administrators and proctors.

The CTE Testing Manual contains step-by-step directions for participating in the CTE testing process. Use it as your guide for planning and administering CTE tests.

This document contains the CTE testing dates for 2017-2018. Please mark your calendar with the dates that apply to your center.

The MS-CPAS Interpretive Guide is a reference document to be used for interpreting score reports.

The MS-CPAS login is the site where a CTE student can log in to take an MS-CPAS or PBA.

This manual contains supplementary materials that may be used on specific MS-CPAS tests.

This is a recording of the All About MS-CPAS session from the spring 2018 test coordinator training.

This is a recording of the Assessment Reporting 101 session from the spring 2018 test coordinator training.

This is a recording of the Performance-Based Assessment session from the spring 2018 test coordinator training.

This is a recording of the National Certifications session from the spring 2018 test coordinator training.

This is a recording of the Scaling and Equating session from the spring 2018 test coordinator training.

This is a recording of the Data Submission and Verification session from the spring 2018 test coordinator training.

This is archived presentation explains the concepts of Standard Setting, Scaling Scores, and Equating Tests in CTE.

This is the presentation from the New Test Coordinator Training held Thursday, September 28, 2017 in Starkville.

This is viewable link to the Google Slides presentation from 2017 MS-ACTE session by Dr. Sean Owen held on July 28, 2017.

This is viewable link to the Google Slides presentation from 2017 MS-ACTE session by Dr. Sean Owen held on July 28, 2017.

This document contains the column options that can be used for the SEC rosters.

Use this spreadsheet to record and submit postsecondary student data for MS-CPAS testing.

Use this spreadsheet to record and submit secondary student data for MS-CPAS testing.

This document contains information about exporting student data from Chalkable(iNow).

This document contains information about exporting student data from JPAMS.

This file contains information about exporting student data from PowerSchool.

This document contains information about exporting student data from Rediker.

This document contains the query used to export student data from SAM Spectra.

MS-CPAS Frequently Asked Questions

Contact

Sean Owen, PhD
Associate Research Professor
662.325.2510
sean.owen@rcu.msstate.edu