Center for Assessment team members write and present extensively on topics relating to assessment and accountability. As part of our mission and in order to increase and improve assessment and accountability practices nationally, we make our guides, presentations, papers, reports and other resources widely available.
Using Interim Assessments in Place of Summative Assessments? Consideration of an ESSA Option
This paper examines the conceptual and practical challenges in developing a system of interim assessments that produces a single summative score for accountability purposes, in line with that detailed in ESSA.
Implementing the Locally Selected High School Assessment Provision of the Every Student Succeeds Act: Key Questions and Considerations
Associate Director Chris Domaleski, along with Senior Associate Brian Gong and colleagues at the Council for Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) wrote a paper to help states wrestle with the challenges of the ESSA flexibility associated with high school assessment options.
Considering English Language Proficiency within Systems of Accountability under the Every Student Succeeds Act
This white paper provides an overview of key considerations associated with including an indicators of progress in English language proficiency within ESSA systems of accountability.
Living in a Post-Validity World: Cleaning up our Messick
This document contains the written version of the presidential address delivered by Charlie DePascale at the 47th annual conference of the Northeastern Educational Research Association (NERA). The address presents 7 challenges that we face as an assessment and measurement community in defining, evaluating, and communication information about validity as it relates to our tests, testing programs, and accountability systems. The discussion of the challenges is followed by five suggestions on where we can go from here.
A Framework to Support Accountability Evaluation
This paper identifies the key elements underlying a comprehensive accountability system evaluation and illustrates how the framework can be applied to design an evaluation plan for state and locally defined education accountability systems.