Please read closely the information provided below regarding the upcoming IAD MS-CPAS2 test writing meetings. If you are interested in participating in this process, you will need to read carefully ALL information provided below. Be sure to complete the survey by Friday, December 9, 2016.
The Mississippi Assessment Center at the Research and Curriculum Unit (RCU) is ready to begin the item alignment and development (IAD) process for the 2016-17 academic year. The purposes of the IAD meetings are to evaluate the quality of existing MS-CPAS2 test items, create new items, and ensure proper alignment with the curriculum.
Beginning in the fall of 2013, many our curricula were revised or written to meet national standards. To align the MS-CPAS2 with the national standards, IAD participants are tasked with writing more rigorous and challenging items.
The RCU has developed an assessment training course named Assessment 101 that will be open to CTE teachers in the programs listed below. In order for teachers to be eligible for IAD selection, they must complete Assessment 101 successfully before the meeting dates. Due to our testing budget, we can only select up to five instructors from each area. Completion of the course does not guarantee selection. However, these modules will be great professional development for teachers even if they are not selected for an IAD meeting. Assessment 101 will be available Monday, November 21st for participants of the programs listed below. If you have already completed Assessment 101, you do not have to complete it again. Previous IAD selection does not mean you will be selected for this meeting. All teachers chosen for an IAD meeting will be notified by a memo when you are selected. To begin the process, please see below.
Assessment 101 Course Description
Assessment 101 will be delivered via Canvas, and the course will cover developing high-quality multiple-choice assessment items, blueprints, item structure, guidelines, and address Depth of Knowledge (DOK).
To Register for Interest in the IAD Meeting and Assessment 101:
To sign up for interest in attending the IAD meeting and Assessment 101 in your specific program as denoted in the above section, you will need to complete the following steps:
1. Ensure you have a valid and active email address.
2. Go to the IAD survey at SurveyMonkey https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/88CSBVL and follow the instructions.
3. You will be contacted by someone at the RCU regarding the next steps.
Questions regarding the upcoming meetings or Assessment 101 course should be directed to the Help Desk at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 662-325-2510.
2016-2017 IAD Meeting Schedule by Program
SEC 2015 Carpentry
SEC 2015 Precision Machining Year 2
SEC 2015 TV Broadcasting
SEC 2016 Architecture and Drafting Year 2
SEC 2016 Diesel Service Technology
SEC 2016 HVAC Year 2
SEC 2016 Information Technology
SEC 2016 Management Year 2
SEC 2016 Marketing Year 2
SEC 2016 Simulation & Animation Design Year 2
SEC 2017 AEST Concepts of Agriscience
SEC 2017 Agriculture Entrepreneurship /Agriculture Economics
SEC 2017 Aquaculture Technology
SEC 2017 Culinary Arts
SEC 2017 Early Childhood Education
SEC 2017 Law & Public Safety
SEC 2017 Science of Agricultural Animals
SEC 2017 Science of Agricultural Environment
SEC 2017 Science of Agricultural Mechanization
SEC 2017 Science of Agricultural Plants
SEC 2017 Transportation Logistics
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