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The Next Generation of State Assessment and Accountability

Part 3: Changes to the Current Accountability Model That May Fundamentally Reshape Educational Assessment and Accountability

This is the final installment in a three-part series on the future of large-scale state assessment and accountability. Of course, it is impossible to know the future, but forecasts for educational assessment can be informed by examining what has shaped state assessment and accountability in the past. 

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Sizing Up the Next Generation of Large-Scale State Assessment and Accountability

Part 2: The Role of Education Theory, Public Support, and Political Policy in Shaping the Next Dominant Pattern in State Assessment and Accountability  

This is the second in a three-part series on the future of large-scale state assessment and accountability. Of course, it is impossible to know the future, but forecasts for educational assessment can be informed by examining what has shaped state assessment and accountability in the past.

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Understanding and Mitigating Rater Inaccuracies in Educational Assessment Scoring

Rater Monitoring with Inter-Rater Reliability may Not be Enough for Next-Generation Assessments

Testing experts know a lot about how to conduct scoring of students’ written responses to assessment items. Raters are trained under strict protocols to follow scoring rules accurately and consistently. To verify that raters did their job well, we use a few basic score quality measures that center on how well two or more raters agree. These measures of agreement are called inter-rater reliability (IRR) statistics, and they are widely used, perhaps in part because they are easy to understand and apply. 

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