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Two Sides of the Same Coin: Competency Based Education and Student Learning Objectives
This brief describes the potential coherence and efficiencies that can be gained by integrating competency-based education models and student learning objectives, thereby connecting educator and student accountability.
Scott Marion
Paper (75KB)
Student Growth Percentiles During The Assessment Transition: Technical, Practical and Political Implications
This paper highlights technical, practical, and policy considerations for using growth percentiles during the assessment transition (generally 2014 to 2015) period to support state accountability efforts, and recommends analyses and guidelines to help inform ... MORE
Damian Betebenner, Elena Diaz-Bilello,
Chris Domaleski,
Scott Marion
Paper (445KB)
Creating Range and Target Performance Level Descriptors
This Handbook and corresponding Powerpoints provide a guide for building Range and Target PLDs for large scale assessments that are designed for the multiple purposes of measuring student achievement and growth, producing data to inform teacher and school ... MORE
M. Christina Schneider,
Karla L. Egan
Paper (161KB)
Slides (552KB)
Slides (187KB)
Using Student Achievement Measures to Evaluate Teachers in Non-Tested Subjects and Grades – A Brief Summarizing State Practices
This brief highlights key findings from the larger document entitled “State practices related to the use of student achievement measures in the evaluation of teachers in non-tested subjects ”which outlines current practices related to the collection and ... MORE
Erika Hall, Doug Gagnon,
Andrew Brownstein, M. Christina Schneider,
Scott Marion
Paper (193KB)
State Practices Related to the Use of Student Achievement Measures in the Evaluation of Teachers in Non-Tested Subjects and Grades
This paper summarizes current state practices related to the collection and use of student achievement measures for teacher evaluation in non-tested subjects and grades (NTSG). It highlights key areas of variability across states and districts with respect ... MORE
Erika Hall, Douglas Gagnon,
M. Christina Schneider, Jeri Thompson,
Scott Marion
Table (98KB)
Paper (269KB)
Using Student Growth Percentiles for Educator Evaluations at the Teacher Level: Key Issues and Technical Considerations for School Districts in Colorado
The National Center for the Improvement of Educational Assessment (NCIEA) and the Center for Assessment Design, Research and Evaluation (CADRE) developed this report to help districts in Colorado understand some of the technical design and policy issues of ... MORE
Elena Diaz-Bilello,
Derek Briggs
Paper (616KB)
A Framework to Support the Validation of Educator Evaluation Systems
This paper provides a framework to support the conceptualization and development of a comprehensive validation plan uniquely aligned to a defined Educator Evaluation System.
Erika Hall
Paper (446KB)
Linking Research with Practice-text complexity
The Hess Text Complexity Tools have been updated with two interactive PDF rubrics (Tool # 7 and Tool #8) for qualitatively analyzing informational and literary texts and planning instruction (Tool #6). You can now also view a short video posted on YouTube, ... MORE
Assessment Transition and Implications for Accountability
Domaleski and Hall present a framework for developing a transition plan for state accountability systems when new assessments are introduced.
Chris Domaleski,
Erika Hall
Paper (245 KB)
Establishing a Common Core Assessment Program: A Contract Conundrum
States attempting to adopt a common core aligned state assessment, particularly those committed to a national consortium, are finding the procurement process to be more complicated than in the past. In particular, efforts to identify an assessment prior to ... MORE
Charles DePascale
Paper (734KB)

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