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The Career Pathways Assessment System offers high school students a way to measure their readiness for postsecondary education or entry into the workforce through innovative computer-based assessments and Career Competency Qualifications.

Rather than focusing on academic skills alone, cPass® assessments measure both the knowledge and skills needed for specific career pathways. This innovative system provides a more accurate way to judge students’ readiness for real-world careers.

Computer-Based Assessments

Pathway Sections Items Estimated Testing Time
General CTE 3 100 2 hours
Comprehensive Agriculture 3 100 2 hours
Power, Structural, and Technical Systems Module 1 20 30 minutes
Animal Systems 3 100 2 hours
Plant Systems 3 100 2 hours
Horticulture Module 1 25 30 minutes
Manufacturing Production 3 100 2 hours
Comprehensive Business 3 100 2 hours
Finance 3 100 2 hours
Accounting Module 1 25 30 minutes
Drafting 3 100 2 hours
Testing windows for all pathways: Nov. 1 through Dec. 15, 2017, and March 13 through April 27, 2018

Career Competency Qualifications