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The Role of the Standards for Educational and Psychological Testing in Establishing a Methodology to Support the Evaluation of Assessment Quality
This paper was prepared for the 2016 annual meeting of the National Council for Measurement in Education. Lyons and Hall discuss how the Standards for Educational and Psychological Testing (2014) were used in the development of a framework for evaluating ... MORE
Susan Lyons,
Erika Hall
Paper (667KB)
A Guide to Evaluating College- and Career-Ready Assessments: Focus on Test Characteristics
These resources were developed by the Center to support comprehensive evaluations of standardized assessments measuring college- and career-ready standards relative to CCSSO’s Criteria for Procuring and Evaluating High Quality Assessments.
Testing Accommodations for Students with Dyslexia: Key Opportunities to Understand Student Thinking
The goal of this paper is to describe dyslexia, investigate current accommodation trends that are often recommended for this population, and to suggest supports teachers can use as they measure what their dyslexic students know and can do.
M. Christina Schneider,
Brian Gong,
Karla L. Egan
Paper (102KB)
Considerations For State Leaders in the Design of School Accountability Systems Under the Every Student Success Act
This brief provides an overview of the school accountability requirements under the Every Student Succeeds Act and outlines a process to help state leaders in the design of their systems.
Scott Marion
Paper (54KB)
Guide to Evaluating Assessments Using the CCSSO Criteria for High Quality Assessments: Focus on Test Content
This document, written by Brian Gong and Thanos Patelis, describes the Center for Assessment methodology for evaluating the test content components of the Council of Chief State School Officers’ (CCSSO) Criteria for Procuring and Evaluating High-Quality ... MORE
Brian Gong,
Thanos Patelis
Paper (1163KB)
Recommendations for Addressing the Impact of Test Administration Interruptions and Irregularities
In recent years, several states have experienced technology failures with their computer-based summative tests that have led to administration interruptions. This paper provides a review of the literature and a guide to structure investigations of these ... MORE
Joseph Martineau, Chris Domaleski,
Karla Egan, Thanos Patelis,
Nathan Dadey
Paper (607KB)
Text Dependent Analysis: Exploring A New Construct
Text Dependent Analysis (TDA) questions are a new item type on the Pennsylvania System of School Assessment (PSSA) which has been developed in response to the PA Core Standards. This item type requires students to closely read and analyze text passages and ... MORE
Erika Hall,
Jeri Thompson,
Diane Simaska
Paper (436KB)
Considerations for Establishing Performance Standards for Educator Evaluation Systems
This paper provides guidelines for establishing performance criteria within an Educator Evaluation System. The document was written to support state and district practitioners— those typically tasked with designing such systems — but will serve as a ... MORE
Erika Hall,
Elena Diaz-Bilello,
Scott Marion
Paper (235KB)
Assessment to Support Competency-Based Pathways
This document addresses the role of assessment in Competency Based Education (CBE) systems. Key opportunities and challenges for CBE assessment are discussed along with examples and recommendations to support design, implementation, and validation. ... MORE
Chris Domaleski, Brian Gong,
Karin Hess, Scott Marion,
Cory Curl, Alissa Peltzman
Paper (249KB)
Using a Learning Progression Framework to Assess and Evaluate Student Growth
This report describes the use of a Learning Progression Framework (LPF) to support the Student Learning Objectives (SLO) process. The report highlights a few common threats we currently see in the SLO process implemented at various states and districts, and ... MORE
Derek Briggs, Elena Diaz-Bilello,
Fred Peck, Jessica Alzen,
Rajendra Chattergoon, Raymond Johnson
Paper (262KB)
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