Performance-Based Assessment

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Real-World Student Assessment

Performance-based assessment (PBA), like all MS-CPAS assessments, is designed to measure students' mastery of competencies in the course curricula. In performance-based assessment, students encounter work-based scenarios similar to challenges they may face in the real world, providing instructors and outside evaluators a unique opportunity to see how students would perform in their actual fields.

Performance-Based Assessment Resources

All PBA Programs

PBA Testing Dates
2017-2018 CTE Testing Dates

for all programs

This handout lists the CTE testing dates for the 2017-2018 academic year.
2017-2018 Principles of Scoring Student Work

for all PBA programs

Use this document to assist PBA evaluators for architecture and drafting, polymer science, and simulation and animation design in scoring student work.

 

Sunset Programs

 

PBA Manual Sunset Programs
2017-2018 PBA Manual

for sunset programs

Use this manual as a guide to plan the 2017-2018 administration of PBA at your center for Digital Media Technology, Early Childhood Education, Teacher Academy, and Transportation Logistics.
Evaluator Course Sunset Programs
2017-2018 PBA Evaluator Course

for sunset programs

Use this document to train PBA evaluators for Early Childhood Education, Teacher Academy, and Transportation Logistics.

 

Revision Programs

 

PBA Manual Revision Programs
2017-2018 PBA Manual

for revision programs

Use this manual as a guide to plan the 2017-2018 administration of PBA at your center for Architecture and Drafting, Polymer Science, and Simulation and Animation Design.
Evaluator Course Revision Programs
2017-2018 PBA Evaluator Course

for revision programs

Use this document to train PBA evaluators for Architecture and Drafting, Polymer Science, and Simulation and Animation Design.
OSCAR Scorer Guide
2017-2018 OSCAR Scorer Guide

for revision programs

Use this document to assist PBA evaluators for architecture and drafting, polymer science, and simulation and animation design in using OSCAR to score student work.

 

Performance-Based Assessment in Print

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RCU Special Report
Demonstrating CTE Knowledge and Skills in Career and Technical Education
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Performance-Based Assessment: Students Weigh In
CTE completers give thumbs-up to PBA
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Showcasing Student Skills
Performance-based assessment expands to include eight program areas in spring 2014

Contact

Ashley Brown
662-325-2510
ashley.brown@rcu.msstate.edu


Performance-Based Assessment Materials and Tools

Links to PBA materials for your center's programs can be found below.