OVERVIEW

To remain competitive in a technology-rich, global economy, states must make sure that students leave high school with the knowledge and skills necessary for success. Through cPass® assessments, the Career Pathways Assessment System offers 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. With a mix of multiple-choice questions, technology-enhanced items, and performance-based tasks, cPass measures skills both in the classroom and in real-world situations.

cPass offers both students and states a valuable tool. Students can use the tests to help prepare for a changing economy, and states can use the tests to help ensure a capable and effective workforce for the future.

View our FAQ page to learn more about the tests and how your state can participate in their development.