The Assessment Minute

The Assessment Minute

The Assessment 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

  • A Month of Change

    September in Mississippi beckons the start of many changes in our personal and professional lives. Sept. 22 officially marks the first day of fall, even though Mother Nature is unaware of that change in the South. It is also a time where schools are in high gear, with students and educators settling into a good idea of what the school year holds for them... Read More

Archives

  • The Heat is On

    The end of the 2021 MS ACTE Summer Conference is the sign that the dog days of August are fast upon us and we are about to begin the start of another school year. As with the start of any new year, there is always change... Read More
  • The Educators of Summer

    In Mississippi, July is highlighted by an increased number of family reunions, pool parties and fireworks displays, as well as a sharp spike in humidity and temperature. For us at the Research and Curriculum Unit (RCU), the month marks the close of testing, finalizing technical reports and manuals for the next school year and postsecondary summer testing... Read More
  • Summer, Summer, Summertime

    We can all agree that there has never been a year quite like this one for us as educators. As we wrap up this school year and give it a final bow, it is already time for us to begin planning for the next. Summertime is when the activity level of most of the RCU staff really warms up. Our team is finalizing national certification reports, editing item banks following item analysis processes, evaluating assessment, writing technical reports and planning for the 2021-2022 school year... Read More
  • It Is Almost Time to Exit the Ride

    This school year was like riding on Aerosmith's Rock 'n' Roller Coaster at Walt Disney World. The year started slowly, but in a matter of seconds teachers and students were hanging on for dear life! In the blink of an eye, we are finishing statewide testing, submitting final grades and conducting graduation ceremonies... Read More
  • Spring Forward

    With the time change each year, alternating sunny and stormy weather in Mississippi signals the start of the end of another school year. April marks the beginning of the largest testing period for Mississippi's statewide CTE assessments... Read More
  • February Ice Storms Bring March _____?

    Intermittent tasks, long pauses in scheduled processes and drastic changes in responsibilities tend to be things that cause difficulty for both students and educators, and all these things happen every year to the RCU assessment team... Read More
  • Hazy Shade of (Winter) Education

    In Mississippi, the months of December and January do not necessarily provide us a clear view of the season of the year. The unpredictability of the weather can pressure us to adjust our outfits from fall, winter and spring... Read More
  • It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like...

    In Mississippi, the months of December and January do not necessarily provide us a clear view of the season of the year. The unpredictability of the weather can pressure us to adjust our outfits from fall, winter and spring... Read More

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