MS-CPAS Minute



The MS-CPAS Minute is a monthly publication of the Research and Curriculum Unit's Assessment team. It is designed to help CTE directors, test coordinators, and instructors stay up to date with the latest news about CTE assessments. It is the primary means of communication from the assessment team to stakeholders around the state.



Current Issue

  • June 2020

    Summer Is Here (Or Is It?)

    At the risk of sounding cliché, I think we can all agree that there has never been a year quite like what 2020 is shaping up for us as educators and people...Read More


  • April 2020

    Spring Testing is NOT Here

    Revisiting last April's title seemed appropriate as I penned this article from my home in Starkville. April in Mississippi...Read More
  • March 2020

    Marching Into Spring

    If you are anything like me, tasks and responsibilities that I only complete periodically throughout the year tend to slip my mind when the calendar flips to time for that particular task. New job processes...Read More
  • February 2020

    Spring Forward

    February marks the last month of winter for most across the country. In Mississippi, we still await our first cold snap mixed with spring-like days to add to the confusion of young students...Read More
  • January 2020

    A New Year, A New Mindset

    The start of the new year in Mississippi always seems to lift my spirits. It truly is one of my favorite times of the year. For me, it finally brings cooler weather, but it also reminds me. ...Read More
  • December 2019

    The Unreliability of Weather and Scores

    For us in Mississippi, the weather in December brings varying degrees of difficulty when it comes to predicting what to wear outside. By no means have I ever attested to have Mississippi winter weather...Read More
  • November 2019

    Bring on Fall!

    For Mississippians, November highlights the advent of cooler temperatures, the leaves starting to change colors, and the arrival of a much-needed Thanksgiving break...Read More
  • October 2019

    Fall Approaches

    As many of you are finishing the first nine weeks of the school year, I hope you have grown accustomed to our newsletters. In this issue, I am revisiting an educational treat that I shared last October that may be of use for you in the field...Read More
  • September 2019

    Down, Set...

    Even if you don't enjoy watching football, the kickoff of high school games reminds us we will soon have relief from the dog days of summer. This year, the official start of fall is Sept. 23. As in every organization and season of the year, we, too, are experiencing changes...Read More
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    It's Great to Have You Back!

    The close of another great MS ACTE Summer Conference readies us for the sound of the first bell of the school year. I can already imagine educators and administrators with renewed energy welcoming another group of eager students...Read More


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