Officials working on new test for vocational students
Published: November 28,2011
JACKSON — The Mississippi Department of Education has joined with the University of Kansas on a new test to determine if vocational students are ready for their chosen career.
The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports Mississippi officials hope the Career Pathways Assessment System will be ready for use by 2014.
Officials say the program will be a hybrid of a sit-down computer-based test and performance-based tasks related to that student’s career path.
It will be taken by students near their high school completion to measure whether they are ready for post-secondary education, an apprenticeship, a technical school or an entry-level job.
KU officials say initially there will be nine pathways — general agriculture, animal systems, plant systems, manufacturing production, manufacturing maintenance, general business, finance, marketing and education/training.
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