Welcome to Center for Assessment
Center associates are supporting more than a dozen states responding to the Every Student Succeeds Act with inventive and technically defensible accountability designs.
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.
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.
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.
The Center engages in deep partnerships with state and district education leaders to increase student learning through more meaningful educational assessment and accountability practices.