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

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    Turning Over a New Leaf

    January is always one of my favorite times of the year. For me, it signals cooler temperatures and the promise of a looming spring. It also sparks a time of renewed energy and focus for most of us. After a much needed break, students and educators are ready for the start of the spring semester...Read More


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    Reliable Weather or Scores?

    For us in Mississippi, the weather in December brings varying degrees of difficulty when it comes to deciding what to wear. By no means have I ever attested to have Mississippi winter weather patterns figured out after living most of my life in the state. This variability, at least for me, always introduces some skepticism...Read More
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    Fall Forward

    For us in Mississippi, November typically brings cooler temperatures, the end of daylight savings time, colorful foliage, and Thanksgiving break. For those of us in education, it also means we are getting closer to midyear in our schools and beginning to prepare for fall MS-CPAS testing...Read More
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    Trick or Treat

    I hope most of you are familiar with our newsletters now that a majority of schools are finishing the first nine weeks of the academic year! Please take a moment to share our MS-CPAS Minute page with others who may want to subscribe or catch up on recent issues...Read More
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    Bring on Fall

    Although the temperatures have not quite signaled the beginning of fall, Sept. 22 does officially mark the end of summer. As the leaves on the trees start to change color, we are experiencing more change with our team. Two Starkville-Oktibbeha Consolidated School District educators have joined our ranks...Read More


Sean Owen, PhD
Associate Research Professor

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