Mississippi Department of Education     1999 Annual Report
The Mississippi Assessment System
Mississippi Career Planning and Assessment System


The MS-CPAS is the vocational assessment entering its third year of development at the direction of the Mississippi Department of Education, with approximately 8,500 secondary vocational students having been tested during the 1997-1998 school year. Thus far twenty-four secondary occupation-specific tests have been developed, and five more are currently under development. This year will also include the pilot of five performance assessment rubrics designed and developed through a joint effort by ACT, its subcontractors, and Mississippi vocational instructors.


Type of Assessment

Development/Implementation Schedule


Use of Data

Revised 7/98 

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