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CTE Assessments / Skill Validation:

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

  • Consumer 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.

 

 

Skill Validation

          Kansas Pathway Assessments and Credentials (K-PAC) Revised June 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

Assistant Director Career and Technical Education
Jay Scott
(785) 296-0979
jscott@ksde.org

KSDE Secondary-Level CTE Contacts

Deputy Commissioner
Division of Learning Services
Brad Neuenswander
(785) 296-2303
bneuenswander@ksde.org

Director
Career, Standards and Assessment

Scott Smith
(785) 296-3142
sesmith@ksde.org

Assistant Director
Career and Technical Education

Jay Scott
(785) 296-0979
jscott@ksde.org

Assistant Director
Curricular Standards

Jeannette Nobo
(785) 296-2078
jnobo@ksde.org

Assistant Director
Assessment
Beth Fultz
(785) 296-2325
bfultz@ksde.org

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