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ESSA Accountability

Center associates are supporting more than a dozen states responding to the Every Student Succeeds Act with inventive and technically defensible accountability designs.

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Innovative Assessment Systems

The Center is leading the way in helping states and districts design and implement innovative assessment systems. The Performance Assessment of Competency Education (PACE) project in New Hampshire is a notable example of the Center’s work in this area.

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Comparability

Assessment comparability continues to be a challenging topic. The Center is working with states and other partners to address comparability issues with consortium as well as with other innovative assessment systems.

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Supporting State Implementation of ESSA Accountability Systems

The Center for Assessment partnered with the Council for Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) to develop two companion resources to support states in their ongoing efforts to implement the accountability provision of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). The first resource provides state accountability leaders an overview of the federal law and key design considerations as they develop identification systems under ESSA. The second resource is intended to help state accountability leaders consider criteria and potential methods to evaluate the success, utility, and impact of their identification and accountability systems under ESSA.

Designing Systems of Identification

Evaluating Identification Methods and Results

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Chris Domaleski
Chris Domaleski and Brian Gong worked with the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) to develop guidance to support state leaders in…

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Scott Marion and Susan Lyons worked with colleagues at KnowledgeWorks, iNACOL, and the National Center for Innovation in Education to provide…

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Juan D'Brot
Senior Associate Juan D’Brot facilitated the process and authored this report for the U.S. Virgin Islands describing the accountability design…

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Charles DePascale
Charlie DePascale has been selected to serve as a program co-chair for the annual meeting of the National Council on Measurement in Education (NCME…

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The Center engages in deep partnerships with state and district education leaders to increase student learning through more meaningful educational assessment and accountability practices.