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Summary: Availability of CPS Test System for 2002-2003

Publication Date: November 28, 2001

Author: General Manager: SFA Student Channel

Summary: Availability of CPS Test System for 2002-2003


Posted on November 28, 2001

TO: All Destination Points
FROM: CPS/WAN Technical Support
RE: Availability of CPS Test System for 2002-2003

The U.S. Department of Education is pleased to announce the availability of the CPS Test System for 2002-2003 until January 31, 2002.

The CPS Test System is designed so you can test electronic application and/or correction data from your system with the CPS, outside the normal CPS production environment. The CPS will provide test files of application records and matching ISIRs for you to use. As an alternative, you can submit application and renewal records you have created to match your expected results. To submit test correction records you have created, you will need to call CPS Customer Service for record IDs that will process successfully in the CPS Test System.

You may be interested in testing with CPS if you develop your own software or are a software development company supplying schools with software that sends data to, and receives data from, the CPS.

The User Guide, along with CPS-provided input and ISIR data, for the CPS Test System is available at the following URL:

For questions regarding the CPS Test System, please contact CPS Customer Service at 800/330-5947, or via email at

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