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

  • 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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    Freedom and the Fourth!

    As the dog days of summer are upon us, the month of July always signals a time of rest integrated with professional development and planning for CTE educators across our state. Our assessment team is preparing for postsecondary summer testing...Read More
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    Summer is Here!

    Even though the final bells have rung, our work as educators never stops. Our team is finalizing national certification reports, item bank analysis, anchor setting processes, and assessment evaluation reports...Read More


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