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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
*Administered in Kansas

Career Competency Qualifications

  • Comprehensive Agriculture*
    • Animal Vaccination
    • Plant Propagation
    • Shielded Metal Arc Welding
    • Gas Metal Arc Welding
  • General Assessment
    • Employability
    • Presentation
    • Research Decision
  • Animal Systems*
    • Animal Health and Clinical Practices
    • Expected Progeny Differences
    • Meat Fabrication
  • Plant Systems*
    • Land Evaluation
    • Agriculture Chemical
    • Soil
    • Plant Portfolio