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.




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    Welcome Back, Welcome Back, Welcome Back

    The end of another successful MS ACTE Summer Conference signals the start of another school year and renewed energy for eager students looking to explore the career pathways our statewide CTE centers offer. As with the start of any new year, there is always some semblance of change... Read More
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    The Heat Is On

    Welcome to the dog days of summer! With July's arrival, the frequency of family reunions, pool parties, and fireworks displays increases at the same rate as the humidity and temperature. For us on the Research and Curriculum Unit's assessment team, July means the close of regular testing... Read More
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    We're Just Warming Up

    With the temperature gauge rising outside and the Mississippi heat coming in full force, the Research and Curriculum Unit's assessment team shifts into another gear. We are finalizing national certification reports, item analysis, item-bank edits, anchor-setting processes, and assessment evaluation reports... Read More
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    The Finish Line

    As we charge headlong into the last month of the school year, it is not uncommon to breathe a sigh of relief. In this momentary pause, I feel it is normal to reflect on the positives of our last 10 months. Like you, we intentionally build this reflection time into our work to evaluate our work and see if we have done all we can... Read More


Sean Owen, PhD
Associate Research Professor

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