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

  • October 2020

    N Stands for November and New Things

    If there is one thing that we can all agree on in 2020, it is that nothing comes as a shock or surprise when it comes to what life throws our way personally and professionally as educators. I firmly believe--when looking at the positive aspects of teaching during the COVID-19 pandemic... Read More


  • October 2020

    Once Again...a Return of the Minute

    It is like the saying goes, "the best laid plans of mice and men often go awry." After making the decision to migrate the content from the MS-CPAS Minute to the RCU Quarterly, we realized we had navigated off course... Read More
  • 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


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