End of Pathway Assessments
KSDE – CTE is a collaborative state partner in the Career Pathways Assessment System™ (cPass®). The goal of cPass is to offer a way to measure high school students' readiness for postsecondary education or entry into the workforce. Rather than focusing on academic skills alone, cPass also measures the knowledge and skills needed for specific career pathways.
American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (AAFCS) Pre-PAC
The national AAFCS pre professional and assessment credential (PRE-PAC) is a portfolio of eleven third party standards-based and industry recognized assessments to validate the knowledge and skills in human services and family and consumer sciences related career fields.
PRE-PAC recognized pathways:
Family and Community Services
Early Childhood Development and Services
Restaurant and Event Management
Visual Arts—Interior and Textile Design Strand
Health Science Consortium
Based on the National Health Science Standards and Objectives, the National Health Science Assessment (NHSA) is available via an online testing system that provides both pre- and post-testing opportunities and reporting services. The NHSA tests student’s knowledge over Therapeutic Services, Diagnostic Services, Health Informatics, Support Services, and Biotechnology Research & Development that are taught at the secondary level. This assessment is designed for 12th grade students who have completed the Health Science pathway and have an interest in pursuing a career in the health area.
Kansas Pathway Assessments and Credentials (K-PAC) Revised Nov. 2016
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