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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)
2016
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)
2015
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)
2015
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)
2015
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)
2015
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)
Executive Summary (105KB)
2015
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)
2015
Common Assignment Study and Teacher Effectiveness in Colorado
This paper describes how the Common Assignment Study approach of using common instructional units can support teacher effectiveness and improvement efforts in Colorado.
Scott Marion
 
Paper (391KB)
2015
Common Assignment Study and Teacher Effectiveness in Kentucky
This paper describes how the Common Assignment Study approach of using common instructional units can support teacher effectiveness and improvement efforts in Kentucky.
Scott Marion
 
Paper (140KB)
2015
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)
2014

 
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