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Text Dependent Analysis Instructional Resources

The following instructional resources have been developed to provide educators with guidance on teaching the underlying components of a text dependent analysis question. MORE >>

Student Learning Objectives Toolkit

The Student Learning Objective Toolkit is a resource developed by the Center to help educators map out the process for developing quality SLOs. MORE >>

Text Dependent Analysis Toolkit

The Text-Dependent Analysis Toolkit is a resource developed by the Center to help educators understand the process for developing TDA questions and scoring and analyzing student responses. MORE >>

Assessment Quality Evaluation Methodology

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 AssessmentsMORE >>

Requests for Proposals Toolkit

Writing requests for proposals (RFPs) can be daunting and confusing. But a well written RFP for state assessment services can save the potential client and potential bidders many headaches in preparing a bid and in evaluating bids. A well written RFP can also save clients and vendors from difficulties of a poorly-specified contract and vague costs for scope increases or decreases. A well specified contract can help clients maintain a comfortable working relationship. This RFP development Toolkit is the result of the author’s work in which he was responsible for developing RFPs and resulting contracts in a difficult political climate as a State Assessment Director and as a consultant for several other states. This Toolkit is intended to ease the process of writing an adequately specified RFP and of developing an adequately specified resulting contract. MORE >>

District Assessment System Design Toolkit

Designing a balanced district assessment system is difficult work that requires stakeholders with different levels of responsibility and authority to come to a common understanding of the purposes of an assessment system with the assessment literacy to know what kinds of assessment with what characteristics are up to the job. This toolkit provides a framework for building that literacy and structuring conversations across political boundaries. Though considerable work remains after completing the work of the toolkit, the high-level design and agreements put a district on a sound footing toward implementation. MORE >>